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Mission

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.

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Vision

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

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Impact

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 PIE Project

The Primary Inspiration through Enterprise Mission is to build effective business education links to support the development of young people and strengthen communities.

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Since its launch, thousands of pupils took part in The PIE Project’s activities to develop key enterprise transferable skills through STEM activities.

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Preparing school children for jobs of the future!

The PIE Challenge

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The BIG PIE Challenge offers pupils the opportunity to really understand and experience business by helping to create and run an enterprise based on profit. Each pupil develops a CV, undertakes an interview alongside identifying their strengths and addressing weaknesses. In all, young people are provided with all of the necessary information and support to help realise ambitions and raise aspirations.

How it works

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Register your interest

Sign up through our website, contact 01661 823234, or email info@pieproject.org

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Stage 1 commences

Stage 1 will consist of two activities. The first activity will get students to build the best glider that can reach the furthest distance. Next, the pupils will be involved in a coding game, with the aim of trying to pass as many levels as possible.

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PIE'oneer assigned

PIE'oneers are volunteers that are assigned to each school to help carry out the activities in each stage

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Stage 2 commences

If your team is able to progress onto stage 2, you will have the chance to create your own product or service using a £100, interest free loan. Pupils will get to work with other local businesses and entrepreneurs to try and sell their product.

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Schools receive activity pack

Every school will receive an activity pack that will provide schools with all the resources needed to complete the challenge

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The big PIE challenge awards ceremony

The winner of the challenge will be the team that has been able to accumulate the highest amount of profit.

What Have Others Been Saying?

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Angela Robinson

Reid Street Primary School Staff

We would recommend that any school gets involved with the Big PIE Challenge as it brings a whole host of benefits of pupils. With the emphasis that is evident from the DfE and from Ofsted, on: enterprise and aspiration, ability to communicate, employability skills, resilience, citizenship... these are crucial elements of a broad and rich curriculum.

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Prizes

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£2000

1st

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£1000

2nd

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£500

3rd

Schools will be provided with £100 seed money to start then on their profit making venture.

***To be eligible for a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prize schools will need to generate a minimum of £200 profit.

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Contribute to the PIE Charity

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