News and Events
This small booklet was produced as a souvenir from the Meet the Pioneers Day, an event aiming to introduce primary students in Rochdale to the story of their prominent ancestors.
People & Planet and the Fairtrade Foundation have teamed up to train graduate volunteers to be placed in schools across England as school mentors supporting schools students campaigning on Fairtrade.
Co-operative Party member Paul Kalinauckas has launched a crowdfunding pitch to develop a village in the Sekyere District of Ghana, in collaboration with Ashanti Development, and is looking for small donations. Why not donate some of the profits from your Young Co-operative?
The Co-operative has launched a cool new iPhone app as part of its Plan Bee campaign.
Huckleberry Films (Accrington-based creators of short animation The Story of the Rochdale Pioneers) have done it again! A new animation brings to life the ways co-operative values are embedded in co-operative schools, following students Rocky, Ravi (and their dog!) as they show the difference adopting a co-operative structure, and becoming part of a worldwide family of co-operatives, has made to their school.
Alumni of the St James Government Secondary School in Trinidad have set up the first school-based multi-purpose co-operative society around a shared specialism in business.
A film produced by a women's enterprise organisation in collaboration with Just Change explores the links between groups of women in the UK and tea producers India, including what they have in common – enjoyment of a good cup of tea!
School Enterprise Challenge is a global competition for schools to set up their own student-led enterprise, offer young people valuable hands-on business experience and inspire a new generation of socially responsible entrepreneurs. It would be great to see some Young Co-operatives entering!
Youth Amplified aims to provide attractive, accessible and exciting educational resources to help young people between the ages of 11 and 18 improve their speaking skills and overcome the lack of confidence which prevents so many from expressing their ideas and opinions and engaging fully in their communities, schools and workplaces. The resources have now been launched on the Youth Amplified website at www.youthamplified.com.
Students at Lipson Community College, Plymouth, Devon, have set up a Green Schools Revolution Young Co-operative. They explain what they are up to: