Social Enterprise Schools
Scottish Social Enterprise Schools programme powers up south of Border
8 June 2022
Social Enterprise Schools, a Scottish-based programme that empowers young people to set up “socially conscious” businesses, is expanding its programme south of the Border.
Schools take on Big Issue sell-off challenge!
20 May 2022
“Big Issue for sale!” rang out loud and clear on playgrounds across Scotland as pupils stepped up to the challenge of becoming Big Issue sellers to raise money for their school social enterprises.
The next generation shaping a better world
19 May 2022
The Big Issue Schools Special 2022 partly focuses on the global connection we are building, bringing young social entrepreneurs from around the world closer together through online 'Global Meet-ups'.
Schools Special 2022: St Bernard's & St Denis' schools spotlight
Find out more about the incredible social enterprises being run by St Bernard's and St Denis' primary schools.
The Scotsman features Big Issue Schools Special release
The Scotsman has included a feature column on the release of the Big Issue Schools Special magazine. This is the 4th time we have worked with The Big Issue to produce the edition.
The Big Issue: Schools Special 2022 released
We have partnered with The Big Issue for the 4th Schools Special edition of the magazine - focusing on how young people are running social enterprises that solve issues that matter to them.
Tackling the Climate Crisis through Social Enterprise
How can social enterprises help enable young people to bring about positive climate action?
Social Enterprise in the Highlands and Islands
Learn more about Social Enterprise Scools' work within the highlands & islands
Access online support on our Learning Platform
An introduction to our learning platform and how to use it in the context of Social Enterprise Schools.
Creating the next generation of global changemakers
3 January 2022
Equipping young people with the skills and mind-sets needed to become job creators not only job seekers, is an essential component of Scotland’s economic recovery...
Welcome to the Future: Big Issue 2020
This years Social Enterprise Academy and Big Issue collaboration, celebrating the work young people are doing across Scotland. Happy reading everyone!
Lockdown, learning, and leaving no young person behind
Our Head of Education, Emily Mnyayi, shares the importance of focusing on lifelong, rather than linear, learning during lockdown and beyond to support young people in Scotland to reach their full potential.
Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2019
Forty schools received a Social Enterprise in Education Award from Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills, John Swinney MSP to recognise the success and sustainability of their social enterprises.
Highlands & Islands Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2019
This year, innovative young people across Scotland have been setting up businesses to tackle the social and environmental issues that matter to them. 21 schools from the Highlands and Islands have received a national award to recognise the success and sustainability of their social enterprises.
We are the Future: Big Issue Schools Edition
Read all about some of the brilliant social enterprises in schools across Scotland
Education Winter Newsletter 2018
Get a copy of our latest Social Enterprise in Education Newsletter, read on to find out how to enter our Big Issue competition and how schools got on in the Social Enterprise World Forum.
A cuppa, cake & kindness: Bargarran Primary’s community café
Our education coordinator James went to visit Bargarran Primary to find out how they are connecting their community through social enterprise.
Ask a #SocEnt School: BRO Enterprise
BRO tell us what inspired them to set up and start changing the lives of people in their community.
Social Enterprise in Schools Awards 2018
We take a look around this year's Social Enterprise in Schools Awards in Inverness!
Sponsored by: SQA, Kibble, Big Issue Invest & British Council.
Ask a #SocEnt School: Blairhall Bakes
Blairhall Bakes give us behind the scenes access to their social enterprise!
Ask a #SocEnt School: Crosshouse Cares
We found out how Crosshouse Primary School is getting on with their social enterprise Crosshouse Cares.
Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2017
It's been another incredible year for Scotland's young social entrepreneurs. Here we share some of the highlights from this year's awards in Edinburgh and Inverness.