Category Archives: school development

Inspiring the next generation of Entrepreneurs

As an ex-pupil of Holy Family School in Keighley, I was delighted to be invited back to speak at their Enterprise Day today.

A group of Year 9 pupils were given an “Apprentice” style challenge to identify a business opportunity within the school and come up with a proposal to address it.

HFS Enterprise Day Photo July 2013 (2)

I was really impressed with the creativity and business acumen displayed by the 18 teams involved, and their confidence in presenting their ideas to a panel of their teachers.

Once the staff had scored each group out of 10 (Strictly Come Dancing style), a clear winner emerged – team “8 Minds” with their proposal for a swipe-card payment system to replace cash throughout school.

I’m sure that among those students there will be a few future business leaders, project managers and entrepreneurs – ¬†who might one day give me a run for my money!

I was joined by one of our media team on the day to film the occasion, so I’ll share the finished videos with you soon.

Back to School!

This term I’m going back to school for the first time in a good few years!

I’ll be touring the country to visit Webanywhere customers, offering advice on the current challenges facing schools.

I particularly want to talk about how technology can inspire, engage and assist teachers and pupils alike; and how schools can use technology to fulfil their development plans.

You can follow the journey here or send me an email if you’d like me to drop by.