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TV impact on the classroom and student learning

Published 1st June 2012 by

TV shows like ‘The Apprentice’, ‘Dragons Den’ and ‘The Secret Millionaire’ have had a huge positive impact on young people. They have opened up their eyes to the world of business, passion for enterprise and made entrepreneurship sexy! Being your own boss is achievable.

You sometimes do find that the stereotypes associated with business still do exist, that all entrepreneurs are white middle aged men wearing suits. The reality is very different!

Last year we saw a 15% increase of 16-24 years starting their own ventures and we’re now seeing more start-ups from women than ever before. The new Start Up Enterprise Loan being offered by the government is a step in the right direction and will give many their first step on the business ladder. In addition to the cash support young people also receive a mentor, whose time and experience will be invaluable to facilitate their learning curve. More details are available here http://www.enterprisenation.com/slk/

The School Speakers team have been glued to this year's series of The Apprentice. We would like to welcome on board Adam Corbally and Nick Holzherr  as speakers. We asked students and teachers who their favourite characters were from this year’s show and these two gentleman topped the scoreboard. Read about Adam and Nick on their speaker profiles.

Carl Hopkins and Sue Stone from The Secret Millionaire already visit students through School Speakers. We were touched, and inspired, by entrepreneur Matthew Newbury’s episode during May 2012 and we’re delighted that he is now available to visit students too. Matthew’s profile is available here.

We have a number of student enterprise days available, The Apprentice and Dragons Den, themed being very popular, see here.

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