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Bright Stars 2016 Celebration

On Monday April 25, Energus hosted a Celebration of Bright Stars 2016 where enthusiastic pupils from participating schools and their sponsors attended and certificates awarded. See the photos here...

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A big Thank You from all the team at the Centre for Leadership Performance.

Thank you to all the staff and to your fantastic pupils for taking part. Thanks also to our fantastic businesses who have been on hand to offer support and guidance. We hope that our Bright Stars challenge has helped to engage and encourage your pupils in developing their 'mini businesses' in a fun and accessible way and hope this early taste of entrepreneurship and creativity helps to build confidence and self-belief in their achievements. We also hope that the scheme has enabled both the schools and local businesses to build on-going relationships.

They should all be really proud of themselves, we all are very proud of them here at the Centre and wish we could give every school a prize for all the amazing efforts. We look forward to our Bright Stars Celebration Day on April 25 where we can celebrate everyone's achievements.
 

Best Example of Team Work and Leadership: Arlecdon Primary School

Arlecdon Primary School

Arlecdon Primary School being presented with £500 for Best Example of Team Work and Leadership in Bright Stars 2016. Photo courtesy of The Whitehaven News.
 

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Arlecdon Primary School
Arlecdon Primary School
Sponsored by
Atkins Global

Ashfield Junior School
Ashfield Junior School
Sponsored by
National Nuclear Laboratory

Broughton Primary School
Broughton Primary School
Sponsored by
Innovus

Gosforth CE Primary School
Gosforth CE Primary School
Sponsored by
Amec Foster Wheeler

Hensingham Primary School
Hensingham Primary School
Sponsored by
National Nuclear Laboratory

Jericho Primary School
Jericho Primary School
Sponsored by
Nuvia

Maryport C of E Junior School
Maryport CE Junior School
Sponsored by
Iggesund

Maryport Infant School
Maryport Infant School
Sponsored by
Allerdale Council

Mayfield School
Mayfield School
Sponsored by
Bendalls Engineering

Monkwray Junior School
Monkwray
Junior School

Sponsored by
Safety Critical

Newlaithes Junior School
Newlaithes
Junior School

Sponsored by
Armstrong Watson

Petteril Bank Community School
Petteril Bank
Community School

Sponsored by
Story Homes

Ramsden Infants
Ramsden Infants
Sponsored by
North West Evening Mail
InCumbria

Rosley C of E Primary School
Rosley CE Primary School
Sponsored by
Thomas Graham

Saint James C of E School
Saint James CE School
Sponsored by
Balfour Beatty

Saint Mary's Catholic Primary School
Saint Mary's
Catholic Primary School

Sponsored by
Doosan Babcock

Saint Michael's CE Primary School
Saint Michael's
CE Primary School

Sponsored by
David Allen

Saint Patrick's RC Primary School
Saint Patrick's
RC Primary School

Sponsored by
Sellafield Ltd

Saint Patrick's School, Cleator Moor
Saint Patrick's School
Cleator Moor

Sponsored by
Sellafield Ltd

Seascale School
Seascale School
Sponsored by
NSG Environmental

Victoria Junior School, Workington
Victoria Junior School
Workington

Sponsored by
The Centre for Leadership Performance

Warcop C of E Primary School
Warcop CE Primary
Sponsored by
Armstrong Watson

 

 

 

About Bright Stars 2016

Raising the aspiration and confidence of
Cumbria's young people is a vital part of the
CfLP's work. The Centre works with leaders
already in place to further develop their
leadership skills but also we believe that
supporting the talents of all our young
people is vital for the future economy
here in Cumbria.

The Bright Stars challenge is a competition
aimed at primary school children across
Cumbria and the idea of the challenge is to
engage children with leadership and entrepreneurship,
at a very young age, in an accessible and fun way whilst inspiring
and helping kids develop, nurture and preserve their own creative confidence.

Bright Stars introduces children in primary schools across Cumbria to leadership, entrepreneurship and the world of business whilst raising money for charity, winning funds for their school and having fun along the way. It's also a great way for local businesses to forge links with their local community and raise your company profile.

A survey for the CBI concluded that the UK's ability to grow and succeed in the future will rely on ensuring that we have the skills and knowledge needed for our high value sectors to thrive and that businesses need to step up to the challenge and ensure that they consider outreach into primary schools. Read the full article here.

 
Benefits to Your School and Children

Want Your School Involved
in Bright Stars 2017?

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  • Raises the aspirations, confidence and self belief of young people
  • Encourages and nurtures creative thinking and helps to develop self-confidence as they showcase hidden talents in a fun accessible way
  • Gets young people excited about the world of work and gain an understanding of business from an early age
  • Develops skills in teamwork & leadership from an early age
  • Careers awareness from a young age and develops children's interest in employment
  • Develops links between primary schools and their local business community
  • Raises money for local charities in the area and gets young people aware of the concept of charity and fund raising in their local communities

 
Benefits to Your Organisation

Want Your Company Involved
in Bright Stars 2017?

If your company would like to get involved in next year's Bright Stars 2017 competition... Register Here...

  • Develop on-going links with local primary schools in your area
  • Connecting young people to your organisation and making them aware of what you do
  • Making a real difference to the lives of young people in your local community
  • Demonstrating and being recognised as a responsible employer
  • Developing some of your own team in the process
  • Connecting your business with other Cumbrian firms taking part in the scheme
  • Helping to raise the profile of your business
  • Supporting the community through charity work and link and engage with schools and activities
  • Helps deliver company socio-economic performance metrics
  • Company branding on all marketing materials
  • Company name on the CfLP website and website hyperlink to your company website
  • Inclusion in any press coverage secured in the lead up and following the competition (subject to approval). In previous years this had been very substantial

 
Quotes from Previous Sponsors

' Bright Stars is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had — watching those kids come up with excellent business ideas and actually have an excellent grasp of what makes business tick — phenomenal. '
Adrian Davis-Johnston, Innovus

' There is no doubt that we wish to be involved in these projects in the future, what a great result. '
Fred Story, Owner, Story Homes/Contracting

' The Bright Stars programme is a fantastic way to introduce key principles of business to primary school children. The process has proven to be an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved, the children, the teachers and our staff. '
John Murphy, Operations Manager, Atkins (supporting Arlecdon Primary School)

' A lot of the lab's [National Nuclear Laboratory Central Lab] work with schools is with older students, but it was wonderful to see how the children picked up ideas and ran with them, and it was great to partner with fab lab too and make the connection between design, technology and science in a fun way. '
Simon Walker, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, National Nuclear Laboratory (supporting Hensingham Primary School)

' As the business mentor I am absolutely delighted with what the children have achieved and how they evolved the business during the competition. The skills they have learnt will be invaluable as they grow and develop and I have no doubt that I may see the next Richard Branson amongst the children I have had the pleasure of working with over the last three months. '
Kerrie Allison, Business Development Manager, David Allan supporting St Michael's Primary Carlisle

' I am just so impressed by what the children have done, kept to the ethical approach to enterprise and awareness raising being as important as the money. I just think it has been fantastic. Every child, regardless of ability has been involved and engaged fully. The children really have been inspired by this and their faces glow with enthusiasm when you speak to them. It makes it all worthwhile. Love them all to bits. '
Debbie Cosgrove, Allerdale Council on Maryport Infant School

' Bright Stars has been such a special project to be part of so thank you. '
Shelley Haywood, Learning and Development Manager, Story Homes/Contracting

' As a significant employer and investor in Cumbria, Nuvia is delighted to be supporting schools in their campaign to get youngsters engaged with business. Developing children's interest in employment and their belief in their own abilities is a vital part of ensuring a prosperous future for them as individuals and their communities. Bright Stars is an excellent way for us to support our talented youngsters and we are looking forward to sharing in some of their creative ideas. '
John Ball, Regional Director, Nuvia Limited

' This is a great opportunity for schools and their pupils to get involved in a project that stirs the entrepreneurial spirit of even very young children. The earlier we can engage young people in the basic principles of business and investing their money wisely the better. Who knows where these children may be in thirty years from now and what they might be doing. They have the potential to be local, national or even international leaders. '
Gary McKeating, Head of Socio-Economics at Nuclear Management Partners (NMP)

' It is all very well talking about manufacturing, marketing, profit and loss, but there's nothing quite like actually doing it to get the message across about the excitement of running a business. Bright Stars puts these primary school pupils in the driving seat and gives them the chance to put their own ideas into action. Last year the schools performed brilliantly and had a lot of fun. This year we are hoping for even more engagement and a tighter competition. '
Al Mather, Former Managing Director, The Centre for Leadership Performance

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Quotes from Previous Schools

' The children have thoroughly enjoyed it, as well as staff and we will definitely miss it! '
Sarah McCourt, Year 5 teacher, Kells St Marys

' The school council have lead this initiative and have shown great enthusiasm. We listen to our children, their opinion matters to us. It is wonderful that they have had this opportunity to express their ideas. They have had some fantastic ideas and are all working as part of a team, encouraging and motivating each other — all vital qualities in leadership. Thank you CfLP for coming to talk to the children it has really spurred them on. '
Mrs Bezusko, Reception Teacher and head of school council, Fairfield Primary School, Cockermouth

' We are really pleased to be taking part in this initiative. Thank you to the CfLP team who came to visit the school to congratulate our young leaders on what they have raised so far. '
Joanne Colombi, Houghton Primary School, Carlisle

' The team would like to thank you for the opportunity to take part in such a challenge. They would like you to know even if they don't win they know the money they have raised will go to help other children in need and that was their ultimate goal. The children have had a brilliant time planning and executing the events. '
Siobhan Byrne, Student teacher, St Patrick's, Cleator Moor

' The children have developed their entrepreneurial skills and have been so enthusiastic, giving up lunch times as well as attending after school planning meetings. '
Frizington Community School, Frizington

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