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Challenge: Biodiversity

Danske Bank has partnered with Young Enterprise to co-develop an innovative new educational programme focusing on biodiversity entrepreneurship. 

Challenge: Biodiversity is aimed at post-primary school children in years 8 to 10 and showcases innovative local businesses from across the agri-food, infrastructure, manufacturing and tourism sectors.  Pupils will learn about why nature and biodiversity is important to the economy, the impact industries can have on biodiversity and insights into some of the innovative solutions developed in response by local entrepreneurial businesses. 

The programme is being developed in line with the curriculum and relevant for both Geography and Learning for Life and Work subjects.  

Programme information

Challenge: Biodiversity consists of 3 x 40min modules for years 8-10 delivered virtually to classes via the YE Academy Learning Management System. This means just a few clicks every now and then for facilitators. Student materials are available for download. Groups finish the programme with the opportunity to ideate a new scheme, service or product to aid one of five different industries in promoting biodiversity. Each school will have the chance to submit the best two ideas to be judged by industry experts and win a share of £5000 of prizes. The closing date for competition entries is Friday 14 June.

To register your interest, please complete the form below and a Young Enterprise representative will be in contact with you soon.

There is a real opportunity in the traditional education system to showcase biodiversity entrepreneurship whilst helping to improve understanding of the ‘green’ economy and careers among pupils, before they choose their GCSE subjects.”

Carol Fitzsimons, CEO of Young Enterprise

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