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News: Meet the local entrepreneurs of the future!

Posted on: June 20th, 2013

Rotherham’s entrepreneurs of the future will be showcasing their enterprise skills at an exciting carnival day as part of Rotherham Children’s Festival.

Young people from primary and secondary schools involved in the town’s enterprise programme, Rotherham Ready, will be presenting their entrepreneurial skills by selling their produce that they have grown and made to members of the public at an Enterprise Learning Market.

As part of this event, schools involved in the innovative ‘Ready Hubs’ in Rotherham (clusters of schools working together to prioritise enterprise across learning communities) will be showcasing their developments. The three learning communities that are involved in Ready Hubs are Wingfield, Winterhill and Clifton.

The Enterprise Learning Market will give visitors an insight into the world of enterprise and entrepreneurship in education and how it is benefiting schools and young people in the area.

13 schools will be showcasing their enterprise learning across 18 stalls, providing an excellent and unique opportunity to learn about different approaches and the impact of enterprise through the curriculum.

The event is open to anyone – young people, teachers, families, businesses and the wider community. Visitors will see how schools are using enterprise as a way of transforming learning and young people’s skills, attitudes and understanding about the world of work and business.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Enterprise Projects Manager and Rotherham Ready Manager Jackie Frost said:

“An event like this brilliantly shows the talent and inventiveness of Rotherham’s young people. It is really important that we support the town’s future entrepreneurs and enterprising employees and come along to the event!”

The event will take place on Friday 28th June at the New York Stadium between 12pm and 2pm. Schools, teachers, students and visitors are urged to come along for an exciting and inspiring afternoon.