Inspire young people about their education and their future!

This internationally acknowledged education programme is transforming the aspirations and skills of children and young people.

Working with schools and colleges in Rotherham and across the UK, enterprise is being harnessed as a legitimate vehicle for learning and helping young people develop the skills and qualities they need to face the future with confidence.

Rotherham Ready, and the national social enterprise Ready Unlimited, are committed to creating education that is fit for the 21st Century.

Please browse these pages for lots of ideas, free downloads and a host of brilliant resources and training opportunities.

Not from Rotherham? No worries… just visit our social enterprise that works nationally, Ready Unlimited, for more information about how we can support you.

Latest News: Impressive results at the Rotherham Ready STEM Challenge

Well done to Treeton CofE Primary, St Ann’s Junior and Infant School, Herringthorpe Junior School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School for being so impressive at the recent Rotherham Ready STEM challenge, supported by Santander and hosted by Rotherham College of Art and Technology (RCAT). The schools had to impress the judges with their enterprise skills by designing a product to celebrate the Tour De France coming to Yorkshire. Not only that, but they partnered up with a business mentor from a Rotherham business that is involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This year, Rotherham Ready were pleased to partner the schools with Parkgate Shopping, Airmaster, Isopharm and The Whistle Stop Sweet Shop.
The businesses and schools had some really innovative ideas from bike horns to reflective cycling accessories. The judging panel of Ready Unlimited, Santander and Rotherham College of Art and Technology found it very difficult to make a decision as all schools presented themselves so well but it was St Ann’s Junior and Infant School and Parkgate Shopping that won both the Judge’s prize and the People’s Choice. Following market research at Parkgate they decided to go for a yellow photo frame in the shape of Yorkshire so that photos of the event could be remembered.
The children and businesses were also given a tour of some of the STEM facilities at RCAT and could see how they could study from level one to degree level in their excellent engineering facilities. It looks as though we have some STEM enthusiasts in Rotherham schools and colleges. Rotherham Ready will be coordinating another STEM challenge in the next academic year-if you are interested, please contact kate.penney@rotherham.gov.uk to hear more.

Our very own enterprise theme tune!

A HUGE thanks goes out to the very enterprising staff and children at Thurcroft Infant School who have created and produced the very first enterprise theme tune to the sounds of ‘Wheels on the Bus’. Staff and children at the school work with the Foundation Enterprise Characters to introduce skills at a basic level and raise aspirations from Foundation to Year 2.

Watch the video above to see why enterprise is essential in every school and college around the world.