Enterprise in the Community is an experiential learning program designed to bring school communities together with local business communities to collaborate and solve real-world business problems. The program design brings learners on a journey to discover how to apply life skills that they can use throughout their whole life.
Watch the video to get a clear sense of how the program works.
"Member for Manly, James Griffin has thrown his support behind a project providing students with ‘real life’ challenges faced by local businesses and then finding solutions.
The collaborative project between SEVENmile Ltd, the Department of Education, St Paul’s Catholic College and local participating businesses involved Year 9 and 10 students at Manly’s St Paul’s Catholic College.
The 8 week program (14 hours) is designed by the SEVENmile Venture Lab to expose students to problem solving techniques; gain valuable presentation skills; and develop connections with local industry.
Mr Griffin, who presented students with their certificates said, “It was all on display. What is so impressive about this project is that the students have been working on ‘real life’ problems faced by local businesses."
The St Paul's program - business owners very generously gave their time:
Rosanna Cotino and Carla Pereira, Co-Founders, edgedVR - 0431 208 526
Lorraine Gnanadickam, FoodSt - 0412 055 007
Mark Kelly, CEO | Global Surf Industries - 0403 045 159
Jason Chan, MyFirstGym - +61 411 171 601
View the team's presentations
Balgowlah Boys High Report
Paul Sheather, Principal
Andrew McGuire, HSIE Teacher
The Balgowlah Boys High program business owners, who very generously gave their time and thanks to The P&C for organising the participation of local business owners:
Robbie Scarll, Seaforth Physio and Sports Injury Centre - 0403 949 364
Harry McGuire, McKinsey.Org - 0435 182 192
Natalya Hansson, Winbourne Foods - 0403 806 339
Jo Moss and , Co-Founders, StarTime Studios - 0414 786 783