News and Events
Move over Alan Sugar, Ryan Temple has arrived! Ryan Temple, 18, a student at Fulston Manor School in Sittingbourne, Kent has been offered one of only 15 places on The Co-operative Youth Members' Board following a full day of assessments, team exercises and interviews.
Young people have until Friday 31 May to get their entries in to The Co-operative’s annual film festival and be in with the chance of seeing their film premiere on the big screen!
Co-operatives UK is calling for members of co-operatives to respond to a government consultation which could be damaging to co-operative enterprise. New proposals could mean that any business would be able to call itself a co-operative, allowing rogue or misguided enterprises to trade off the co-operative identity and tarnish its reputation. Co-operatives UK is calling for protection to be improved and strengthened, so that the process is efficient for business whilst ensuring the integrity of the movement.
Since getting together as a Young Co-operative at the end of January, student members of the Co-operative Crew at Golborne High School and Lowton Junior and Infant School have found the Young Co-operatives Action Kit to be a useful resource to help move their enterprise and ideas forward and put the co-operative values and principles into action.
The annual Sleep Rough event at Fulston Manor, a co-operative school in Sittingbourne, Kent, was held on 3 April at school on an incredibly cold night. Members of the school’s Young Co-operative braved the cold to experience a little of what it must feel like to be homeless.
Billy Brandon and Ryan Temple, year 13 members of the Young Co-operatives group at Fulston Manor School in Sittingbourne, Kent, refused an invitation to party on Saturday night so they could be up bright and early to sell their handmade glass jewellery and dishes at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre. As the Young Co-operative was donating 25 per cent of any profit from sales to the Kent Air Ambulance, the centre management gave the pitch for free.
A website packed with resources designed to introduce co-operation into the curriculum has been relaunched, with a fresh new design and easy-to-use layout.
Anyone with ideals of empowering youth through employment and entrepreneurship is invited to take part a survey on co-operatives and youth employment and entrepreneurship, which will contribute to the global mapping of youth co-operatives. We would love to see some Young Co-operatives included!
One of the highlights of Red Nose Day at Fulston Manor School, a co-operative Business and Enterprise College in Sittingbourne, Kent was a football match which played off members of the school’s Young Co-operatives against staff.
Julie Thorpe from the Co-operative College is currently in Bogota for a new international youth co-operatives project involving UK co-operative youth organisation the Woodcraft Folk and the International Falcon Movement-Socialist Educational International, which works to empower young people to take an active role in society.