Schools Network

We work closely with schools, to provide opportunities and information for students, alongside support and ways of collaboration for staff. If you are interested in what we do, please email alice.gravells@brightside.org.uk to find out how we can help you.

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Case Study

The Big Deal

An exciting challenge for budding Richard Bransons to develop their enterprise skills, The Big Deal mentoring programme, run with University of Warwick and University of York, provides disadvantaged young people with an opportunity to develop business ideas, and to work with professionals on preparing and presenting a business plan. Mentors guide teams of young people through a series of engaging online modules on the Big Deal Blogs mentoring website over the course of ten weeks, supporting them to write innovative and robust business plans. The competition culminates with a high profile event, bringing together teachers, mentors and pupils.