The BiG Challenge is part of the BiG Enterprise Programme and is funded through Sheffield City Council and the European Regional Development Fund. BiG Challenge Nine is organised by Sero Consulting Ltd on behalf of the Generate strand of the programme, which is focused on young people aged 11-19 in full time education.
BiG Challenge Nine ran from Monday 28th September 2015 to Friday 29th January 2016.
Pupils aged 11-19 from Sheffield schools, academies, colleges and apprenticeship schemes have the opportunity to win personal rewards for every winning entrant plus ‘the BiG Prize’ for the overall winning team.
Each team (between 1 and 8 students) will form and operate a business. Each business will be given a £25 cash investment by its school/college, as a starter towards their business objective of increasing that amount by making as much profit as possible, within the BiG Challenge time frame, employing teamwork, innovation and entrepreneurship using any legal means. Having repaid the £25 investment plus a further £5 in interest on that investment, the profits made by the teams may in any combination be retained in the business, retained by the teams or donated to their chosen charity.
The Big Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for our students to be challenged and developed, to work in a team and build their confidence and skills as well as making money for themselves!
Go to http://www.bigchallenge.biz/ to find out more about The BiG Challenge and watch success stories.
We have had some great successes - please explore the links on the right to read more!