The PIE Project
We aim to help young people aged 6-16 years old to realise their ambitions and raise aspirations through providing real life enterprise experiences delivered holistically in association with parents, pupils, teachers and businesses to ultimately ensure future work forces are aware of emerging opportunities and adequately prepared for the world of work.
Delivering enterprise and STEM challenges in partnership with schools and business underpinned by formal vocational enterprise qualifications. We will provide a clear and consistent framework that enables young people to learn in a fun and engaging approach recognising strengths and allows business to use its expertise to bring education to life.
Better equipped young people with key soft and transferable skills who are aware of and prepared for the world of work, alongside completing a vocational qualification pathway.
A clear framework that provides local businesses the opportunity to positively influence and engage with schools.
Improved community cohesion through the engagement and involvement of shopkeepers that also provide volunteering opportunities for parents to develop skills.
Out of term activities providing parents and pupils additional engagement opportunities addressing societal issues.
Upskilling teachers to better understand enterprise through mini-MBAs.
The Primary Inspiration through Enterprise Charity was established in 2013 when 4 primary schools in Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne came together to set-up and run a shop. Since then the programme has grown and has worked with over 87 schools and 4,000 pupils to become the first UK initiative that delivers accredited Enterprise vocational qualifications which involve, parents, pupils, teachers and businesses, and is delivered within Primary and Secondary Schools.
Over the years the project has extended its breadth and depth to incorporate a range of activities including engineering, art, and coding that ultimately help our future generations realise their ambitions and raise their aspirations.
Our Patron is Sir John Hall with Bill Midgley OBE as our Chairman and our trustees are made up of Ammar Mirza CBE (founder), Melanie Kane, Lt.Col Andy Black, Rob Kleiser, with Martin Farrar as our special advisor and Asha Soar as our facilitator. The head of Tyneview Primary School Steve Gittins works alongside the team to ensure all of the activities are fully validated and complement the curriculum. We work with a vast number of organisations that have kindly dedicated significant time, effort and in some cases money to make a difference to their local communities.
All money donated is exclusively used to provide schools and teachers with the resources needed to deliver our activities including the qualification to help young people progress.
Please do consider making a donation to our PIE Fundraising Campaign HERE to help transform the lives of children in your local area.
To find out how you can help support your local school please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WE HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED THE 2nd BIG PIE CHALLENGE 2018 . REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AS A SCHOOL TO TAKE PART HERE THERE IS A TOP PRIZE OF £5000 FOR THE MOST ENTERPRISING SCHOOL.
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