Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2015

Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2015
Social Enterprise Academy, by Jess Gildener

Pupils at Bonhill have developed a business called ‘Second Time Around.’ The shop sells recycled school uniforms which are donated by other pupils. After the donated uniforms are sold, profits from the company are used to run a community café.


The pupils are among hundreds of children in Scotland setting up their own social enterprises to support their communities and learn about running a business. They joined 21 other primary and secondary schools and colleges at the Awards ceremony on June 11th at The Hub, Edinburgh. 


Also receiving awards were:


Abercorn Secondary School, Glasgow City 
Arkleston Primary School, Renfrewshire
Armadale Primary School, West Lothian
Bellshill and Mossend YMCA Afterschool Club
Bo’ness Public Primary School, Falkirk
Bonhill Primary School, West Dunbartonshire
Cairns Primary School, South Lanarkshire
Cornhill Primary, Aberdeen City
Craigmount High School, Edinburgh City
Crosshouse Primary, South Lanarkshire
Drumchapel High School, Glasgow City
Elmvale Primary School, Glasgow City
Towerhouse Centre Youth Group – Fife
Forth Valley College, Falkirk
Gowriehill Primary, Dundee
Haghill Park Primary School, Glasgow City
Hermitage Park Primary School, Edinburgh City
Hollybrook Academy, Glasgow City
Lourdes Secondary School, Glasgow City
Maddiston Primary School, Falkirk
Oakgrove Primary School, Glasgow City
St Albert’s Primary School, Glasgow City
St Charles Primary School, South Lanarkshire
St John Primary School, East Renfrewshire
St John Ogilvie Primary School, Renfrewshire
St Martha’s Primary School, Glasgow City
St Paul’s Primary School, Shettleston, Glasgow City
St Paul’s RC High School, Glasgow City


Sandra Ewen of Social Enterprise Academy said:


“Social entrepreneurs can be found anywhere including schools, colleges and universities. Young people really embrace the concept of setting up and running a successful business that tackles a social issue that’s important to them. 


They are making a difference in their communities whilst developing practical, entrepreneurial and creative skills that they can take with them into the world of work or even setting up their own business. They learn communication, team work, and all about being responsible citizens in the community. Social enterprise is empowering young people and changing lives.”