A Competition Event will mark a fitting end to a wider school project in which young people use a group activity to solve a real-life business challenge. Founders4Schools would then be able to connect you with local business volunteers to judge the efforts of young people and provide feedback.
What is the impact of a School Competition?
Competition Events are a helpful way of structuring a cross-curricular, or single subject, project as they provide a clear target for young people giving tangible purpose and direction. An extra-curricular experience of deadlines and feedback also validates the methodology of the school setting whilst providing an insight to the world of work.
Career Education Standard - I Can!
Here is one example per level of the areas of the "I can" framework that would typically be covered by engaging your young people in a competition event. Download the mapping document for more!
By the end of second level
I believe I can maximise my potential in any type of work.
By the end of BGE
I can evaluate risks when developing a business idea and explore different methods of setting up and sustaining an enterprise.
By the end of Senior Phase
I can consistently demonstrate the skills, attributes and behaviours needed to sustain and progress my career.