Taking social enterprise to school in Girvan

What if...Girvan is collaborating with the Social Enterprise Academy to encourage students and teachers to start thinking about social enterprise.

Taking place during Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, the partnership aims to encourage students and teachers at Girvan Academy to start thinking about social enterprise and how they can create solutions and opportunities for themselves and their communities.

The partnership kicked off in June with a session involving Girvan Academy teachers and social entrepreneur Jay Lamb, who founded Re-Union Canal Boats. In August the focus of the partnership will turn to the students, as they start their student-led journey into social enterprise.

James Johnston, Education Coordinator at the Social Enterprise Academy, said: “We're really looking forward to working alongside the pupils of Girvan Academy next term and helping them to develop their own social enterprise. They'll get the opportunity to have a session with a social entrepreneur that will help them to develop a business that makes a positive difference to issues that matter to them."

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