Every year students from across the Aldridge Academies take part in the global movement, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which this year ran from 18th – 24th November.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

As part of GEW the Foundation launched a challenge for all Aldridge schools to “explore new ways to live healthily in school and in your local community.”

Teams of students were asked to identify challenges and issues around healthy living and design a product, service or campaign to address these in their school or local community. In drop-down days and after-school clubs students developed their ideas and planned how to present their concepts – either through video pitch, mood board, presentation or any other means they think is suitable to convey their idea.

At the end of the competition, each formed a panel to judge their local entries and submitted their top 3 entries to the Foundation and our panel of entrepreneurial judges: Paddy Willis, CEO and co-founder of Grocery Accelerator, Tom Mercer, the Founder of MOMA Foods, and Philip Udeh, the founder of healthy energy drink company, BrainFüd. The panel selected a winning team and two runners up from the students’ work across the country.

The judges were impressed by the high standard of presentations they saw. The results will be announced here on Friday 20th December.