Entrepreneurship and enterprise are thought to be a major driver for economic growth, job creation and wider community development - three things essential for Scotland to flourish as a nation.
We believe that now, more than ever, our young people face an unpredictable future. They need to have the skills and attitudes to deal with setbacks and disappointments in a positive way and to continue to learn for the rest of their lives. In a rapidly changing world, young people need to be prepared with the skills to not only find and retain employment but to explore the possibility of creating it for themselves and others.
At SES, we are honoured to work with practitioners and schools across Scotland and are always inspired by the dedication and enterprising spirit on display. This past year has tested the creativity and resilience of all, and as we have come to expect, Scotland's educators, school staff and pupils have risen to the challenge, and have done so at an admirable pace.
In recognition of the commitment to enterprise education shown by schools, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our Scotland's Enterprising Education Awards 2022.
The awards are open to practitioners at all levels working with children and young people aged 3-18 and any Early Years, Primary, Secondary or ASN establishment in Scotland. Winners will receive a personalized SES Award, £500 towards their enterprise education strategy and celebration through our social media channels. The winning school will also receive a nomination for the JA Worldwide European Entrepreneurial Schools (TES) Award.
For the purposes of these awards, a 'school' can be an Early Years, Primary, Secondary or ASN establishment while an 'educator' is anyone who works at any level with children and young people aged 3-18.
Nomination forms can be downloaded at the bottom of the page, deadline for applications is 12pm Thursday 21st April 2022.