A module of 4 lessons using enterprise skills and qualities to make changes in local communities.
Students may not necessarily realise that enterprise can be applied at a local level. These activities look at ways to use their entrepreneurial skills to make a difference in your community.
Students use action planning to take practical steps to turn their vision of a better place to live into a reality.
Students research the best person to contact at their local council or MP about their plans for their community.
These teaching resources guide students through the processes necessary to make changes to their communities, concluding with the preparation of a proposal which could be put to the local council.
Working in groups, students discuss the local area and things that they consider to be issues. They then develop the concept of a perfect community and demonstrate how that differs from reality.
Having identified what would need changing, students must now discover how to make the changes happen. Can the best ideas be applied to your community in real life?
A teacher led introduction to this lesson involves identifying which ideas can be put into practice. Students then work in groups to devise an action plan to put forward.
Working in groups, students must identify who they need to contact to make their change happen and prepare a written proposal. As a plenary exercise, they must also consider organisations what may be able to help their cause.