'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
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Social Enterprise

Social enterprises created and run by children empowers them, allowing them to use and understand how co-ops around the world are improving the lives of communities and tackling the Millenium Development Goals.

Rt Hon Hilary Benn, the then Minister for the Department for International Development at the Co-op Party Annual Conference being interviewed by a student from Ian Mikado School about the importance of Co-ops and sustainability.

Social enterprise is a way of turning any project in your school into a 'business' allowing children and staff to work together to learn about finance, business planning, co-operation and world development with a foundation of sustainability.

A social enterprise is a business that instead of doing a Corporate Social Responsibility audit and report makes decisions founded on the values that all the bottom lines should be positive. They are normally defined by a social, community aim and include decision-making structures and processes that empower their workers/and community.

Projects that can be coverted into social enterprises include anti-bullying, fund-raising, mentoring, gardening, playground design, fairtrade, energy or water saving, recycling, sustainability ambassadors, school council work, walking to school, healthy food tuckshops...

Download these introductory pages for ideas on how to do it.

Download a starting point for a school 'enterprise' policy.