RECAP: Scotland’s Enterprising Schools Conference

This past Wednesday, Scotland's Enterprising Schools (SES) held its first ever conference and, it's safe to say, that the event was huge success.

Around 75 delegates from all over the country filled the top floor of Prince's Trust Scotland's Wolfson Centre in Glasgow to hear from a host of inspirational speakers, meet with a variety of our partner organisations and take part in a range of thought-provoking workshops.

The event kicked off with welcomes from SES' own Heather Hughes and Prince's Trust Scotland Director Allan Watt before our keynote speaker took centre stage. Associate of Independent Thinking "The REAL" David Cameron addressed a full house with his unique views of the educational landscape.

Immediately afterwards, the children of Bonhill Primary School were on hand to share the enterprise and employability work going on at their establishment – like raising chickens for their free range egg business and launching their own tartan!

Then, Carol Langston – Head of CREATE, the Highlands and Islands Centre for Enterprise and Innovation at Inverness College UHI – unveiled SES' brand new and FREE professional learning modules. The 'Enterprising Practitioners Programme' is available to all members on our resources page now!

After, delegates had the opportunity to interact with 14 of our partner organisations in the 'Brief Encounters' session – think speed dating enterprise style! This was an incredible opportunity for delegates to hear about the huge benefits of partnership working what SES' partners can do for their establishments.

In the afternoon, after some fantastic entertainment from St. Andrew's R.C. Secondary, delegates took part in workshops delivered by SES and Education Scotland staff as well as practitioners from primary and secondary settings.

Closing out a fantastic day, Joan Mackay from Education Scotland addressed delegates on the future of Developing the Workforce.

This national event, organised with the support of Education Scotland, was for strategic leaders in education to inspire enterprising attitudes, entrepreneurship and the development of skills for learning, life and work in learners.

If you missed out, be sure to keep your eyes on our news page, Twitter feed and Facebook page for future opportunities like this one.

Thanks to everyone who attended, took part and made the day a great success!

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