by Busola Afolabi on December 2, 2015
This week we have set up two new clubs at Success 4 All; Business Sparks and the Gardening club have been added to our long list of extra-curricular activities that enable the children to expand their knowledge and prospects.
Business Sparks Session at Newcastle City Learning Centre
On Thursday 12th November, 23 young aspiring entrepreneurs from our Learning Hubs took part in our new Business Sparks Programme at Newcastle CLC and completed a session of fun activities and where they presented some brilliant business ideas.
Business Sparks offers 16-24 year olds an inspiring and exciting package of support, which allows them to explore their ideas, experience all aspects of enterprise from marketing to finance, and finally to put their enterprising idea into practice. This programme is a brilliant opportunity for young people to get involved in their community, meet new people, gain confidence and learn valuable entrepreneurial skills to take with them as they progress into higher education and/or begin to apply for jobs in the future.
Make Your Mark are currently funding Business Sparks to deliver this programme in the Benwell and Scotswood area, but they have a variety of enterprise packages available for schools, colleges and community groups who are outside of the ward.
Bentinck Residents Association Gardening Club
This event ran at CommunityFirstElswich where the children pitched their project ideas to a ‘dragons den’ style panel. The Bentick Residents Associations aims to salvage the sight from becoming a place for fly tipping through turning it into a prosperous garden.
In the presentation the children said what they would like to do in the garden, this includes: Growing lots of flowers to attract butterflies and bumblebees, to build a hedgehog house, a bird box and a massive bug hotel. They then went on to tell the panel which specific plants they would grow to attract this wildlife, for instance Antirrhinum and Lavender.
This gardening club has received a grant of £350 to achieve their goal of creating Bentinck residents into a blooming plot of land and Success4All will run a weekly session!