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The Big Challenge (Years 7-9) aims to ignite entrepreneurial spirit through a city-wide competition that connects young people and employers through an immersive enterprise experience. 

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Students are loaned £25 start-up funding by their school and supported by Business Advisors, resources, and employer supported workshops to develop an idea to test in the market, reflecting on their experience as the programme completes in February.  

The programme aims to encourage ambition, careers awareness and aspiration and provides an opportunity for young people to gain an understanding of the world of work through innovation, entrepreneurship and business start up.  

The programme provides:

  • Opportunity for insight into the real world of work
  • Employer encounters
  • Supports Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 4, 5 and 6
  • Personal and individual skills development focused on Creativity, Teamwork, Aiming High and Problem Solving Steps
  • New impact measuring tools for the schools & their teams through Skills Builder Benchmark.

Please visit the BiG Challenge website for further information: https://bigchallenge.biz/

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