Founders4schools is a free service for UK state maintained and private primary, secondary schools and sixth form colleges that provide you with a quick (5 mins!) and simple way to increase the employability of your students by facilitating encounters with employers.
This was an incredibly inspiring event for my students, and as a busy teacher I was amazed at how simple the entire process was from booking, to online advice to planning and running the event.
We used the Founders4Schools service to bring local business leaders into the school to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. We had five days of inspiring talks with quality advice and clear messages to work hard at school, aim high, earn a living by doing something you love and be resilient as life can be hard. All these are key messages we want to promote, now backed up by real-life experiences from the speakers.
We had a really good turnout of excellent speakers from Founders4Schools. The students who listened to the business leaders speaking were blown away by what they had to say. Especially key themes around persistence and following your dreams made a huge difference to our students and helps them determine what they want to do in the future.