EBP Kent
February 2010
Welcome to the new edition of EBP Kent's newsletter
In this Issue . . .
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Business of Enterprise 2010
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Over 2000 Year 10 students across Kent have begun their experience of the world of enterprise.

The journey begins with each student attending our Business Conference Day at St Augustine's, Westgate, taking part in interactive workshops in Creativity, Teamwork, Marketing and Business Finance.

Over the next 8 weeks these students will work in teams to set up their own 'company', supported by employers and EBP Kent business consultants and showcase their business in April.

The winning team from each school will go forward to an area final to be held in July 2010.

Weald of Kent Skillsfest
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Following on from the huge success of earlier Skillsfests held in various schools across Kent, EBP Kent showcased our excellent employer links and provided the Weald of Kent with a specialised Skillsfest focusing on careers in Science and Languages.

Over 30 employers & universities set up in the school with interactive stands enabling the students to find out more about the amazing opportunities there are in these industries.

Employers attending included the Army, a GP, Genzyme, EDF Energy, European Commission, Cosmos - to name just a few.

Diploma Events
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Our innovative Diploma programme is continuing to wow schools across Kent. Working on 9 diploma lines, we have provided Diploma students and teachers with events tailored to meet all the requirements of each line. This month alone, we have held teacher days for IT and SAL diplomas.

SHD Diploma students in North Kent and Thanet have taken part in our Critical Incident Day, Branding days and The Health Factor - to name just a few.

As with all our other events, it is our excellent employer engagement that allows us to provide students with such hands-on experiences and allows the employers to build suitable activities closely linked to the units the students are studying.

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Swale Skills Event - 11th March 2010 Over 100 employers will be providing students with interactive stands giving students an insight into future employment.

Hextable Diploma Day Taking place at Brands Hatch in April 2010, this is another showcase Diploma event covering BAF, Construction, IT, Creative & Media, Engineering, Hair & Beauty , Hospitality and IT Diplomas

  Watch out for . . .
the new WEX Diary delivered to your school over the next two weeks 
the new Olympic Activity the EBP has been asked to deliver in Kent 
the Awards for outstanding Platinum Partners (Employers and Schools) 2010 
the new Vetting and Barring Scheme safeguards (Work Experience is exempt) 
the dynamic Work Experience available for Diploma students  
Whole School Day

Each year, EBP Kent work in partnership with The Charles Dickens School in Broadstairs and provide the whole school with a day of enterprise and entertainment.

Whilst year 10 students embark on the Business of Enterprise Challenge, the rest of the school is vertically streamed and take part in four different enterprise challenges all incorporating the 14-19 Economic Wellbeing agenda. This is an amazing day involving over 50 presenters and employers all working together to provide each student with an insight into business and enterprise.

Deputy Headteacher, Alan Bailey, wrote "Our thanks to EBP Kent for making the 25th a success. Everyone I have spoken says it was a great day"

Forensic Science Challenge
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6 classes of year 4, 5 and 6 children from Newington Community Primary School took part in a Forensic Science Challenge.

One pupil wrote "the forensic science day was really exciting to find out and discover, I exspeshly liked meeting the suspects." Another said "it was really good and I want to be a scientist". Mrs Lewis, Newington CPS Teacher enthused "it was fantastic, totally interactive, it engaged all the children, it was very practical and superbly organized."

World of Work Day in the West of Kent
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One hundred and eight-five year 10 students from Highworth Grammar School took part in our WEX Preparation Day.

This day is designed for all students undertaking work experience covering Interview Skills, First Impressions, Presentation Skills, Health & Safety and Work Experience Diary completion.