Our pioneering scheme that joins together local schools and businesses to raise money for St Luke's.
Biz Kids is an amazing opportunity for schools,
businesses and St Luke’s to work together. The challenge
broadens children’s experience of enterprise, helps to
develop relationships within the community and informs
the children of the work we do here at St Luke’s, whilst
raising money to help us to continue this work. The challenge launches in November 2016 with the majority of time spent in schools between January and March 2017.
How does it work?
We pair up a local business with a local primary school. The business loans £100 as a seed fund and shares their expertise by providing a mentor. The mentor will then work alongside the school to help formulate their own charitable enterprise to ultimately grow the seed fund and make a profit. At the end of the challenge pupils will be expected to contribute to a short presentation in their group explaining what their activities involved and how they met their key learning objectives.
There will be two winners of Biz Kids. One of them will be chosen by our panel of judges on the presentation day. This prize will be awarded for the school that best met the learning objectives. The other prize will be for the school who raises the most money for St Luke’s. Your school will be paired with a volunteer School Ambassador who will support the project on our behalf. The School Ambassador will liaise between your school and Business Mentor as well as support you with the project in school.
You can read more about the project here by opening the Biz Kids Information Pack.
How can I get involved?
If you know a school that would like to get involved in a project like Biz Kids, please ask them to email Noni at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 235 7590 for more information.
If your business is interested in supporting this project, please email Jack at email@example.com or call 0114 235 7564 to register your interest.
We're also looking for School Ambassador Volunteers to help run this hugely successful project. Our School Ambassador Volunteers are our representatives for the paired schools and businesses, and ensures Biz Kids is rewarding for all parties involved. Volunteers will be expected to support schools and businesses on their enterprise challenges, typically spending one hour per week at each school they are paired with over a ten week period.
If you're interested in becoming a Schools Ambassador please email Noni or call 0114 235 7590.
Biz Kids 2017 is sponsored by Carillion