Tuesday, June 7, 2011

News: Rotherham Ready annual conference


Globally recognised enterprise education experts from Rotherham Ready are set to explain what makes Rotherham the most enterprising place in Britain later this month.

Rotherham Ready's national conference at Magna on June 28 will feature young people, teachers and entrepreneurs, demonstrating the secrets of the town's success.

Rotherham secured the top prize in the Enterprising Britain competition 2010. Judges were impressed by the complete package for developing enterprise

This year the conference includes a key note speech from Phil Beadle from Channel 4's "The Unteachables." Also taking the stage will be teen author and entrepreneur Sabirul Islam. Children and young people will be leading an exciting enterprise learning market , and there will also be a chance to quiz the team who made Rotherham "The Most Enterprising Place in Britain."

Rotherham Ready, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is about inspiring children about business as soon as they start school. It has trained hundreds of teachers to develop enterprise in schools and colleges, and harnessed the passion of the business community to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship in education.

An astounding 103 schools and colleges in Rotherham have also achieved the Warwick Award for Excellence in Enterprise Education - the quality mark for enterprise learning.

Rotherham's success has been replicated in a number of places – having successfully launched Hull Ready in 2008 and exporting "Inspire" enterprise training to Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Warrington, Liverpool and Spain.

Rotherham Ready website

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