Search

Canning Town conference will debate role of enterprise

15:35 11 March 2014

Students and heads of education will be joining politicians and entrepreneurs for a conference to debate the role of enterprise in education.

The event, which is called This Generation, is being organised the charity Community Links. Students, heads of education, politicians and entrepreneurs will ask if there is a place for enterprise in the classroom, should enterprise be a part of the curriculum and how could enterprise benefit the UK economy.

Its aim is to develop a series of five key recommendations for politicians and local decision makers.

A spokeswoman for Community Links said: “This Generation is part of Community Links’ Links to Enterprise project. The idea for the conference arose out of the Barrow Boys and Girls Academy events at Hoxton and Well Street markets when young people were given the opportunity to transform their business ideas into a real-life trading experience. Out of that, came the question: “How could enterprise best be delivered to young people in education?”.

Instead of hosting a conference for adults to deliver reports and debate the findings, Community Links decided to give young people a chance to examine the issues for themselves.”

On March 27, 60 students will come together to try and find solutions. At 2.30pm, they will present their findings to an audience of local politicians, heads of education and entrepreneurs and agree the final five recommendations to be put forward to politicians and local decision-makers later this year.

The conference will take place on March 27 at Community Links at 105 Barking Road, Canning Town.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Brenda Lawley selling poppies  in Morrisons Stratford (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Step into a station, supermarket or shopping centre in the two weeks leading up to Remembrance Day and chances are you’ll come across a poppy seller.

A computer-generated image of the phase two development from Barking Road

Months before its completion, the second phase of a major housing development has sold all of its homes.

Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Firefighters on strike at East Ham Fire Station last year

Firefighters are preparing to go on strike as part of a long-running dispute with the government over pension reforms.

Most read news

And it’s said to be revolutionising access to donor sperm throughout the country.

Many people now feel they have to move jobs to better their career and get ahead.

‘Go get him’ said the police officer, and that’s just what the dog did.

It’s deforestation, but not as you’ve seen it before.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition