News and Events
Students at Lipson Community College, Plymouth, Devon, have set up a Green Schools Revolution Young Co-operative. They explain what they are up to:
Members of a Young Co-operative at Fulston Manor School in Sittingbourne, Kent, were delighted to receive a visit from the Mayor of Swale, Councillor Ben Stokes and Mayoress Councillor Sylvia Bennett, who presented four students with The Swale Youth Excellence Award.
Bubbles, glitter and a whole lot of fun went into making a short animation about working together at the Meet the Pioneers schools’ day at Rochdale Town Hall last week.
The Dalai Lama is doing a world tour and is stopping off in Manchester to speak to the 14-25 year old youth of the city on Saturday 16 June.
Last year, the carbon cutting organisation 10:10 dreamed up a way for schools to install solar panels by raising money from their communities (watch the video at www.solarschools.org.uk for an overview) and now it is now rolling the project out to 100 schools nationwide! If you work at a school or sit on the PTA, you can put your school forward for the programme today.
Students at Madras College in St Andrews, Scotland are involved in a co-operative enterprise that maintains and sells bicycles. Students maintain staff bikes as well as sourcing bikes destined for salvage for renovation and sale.
Even though many people now have some sort of awareness of ‘Fairtrade’, the majority of people are not aware there is a specific fortnight from February-March, which is dedicated to the Fairtrade movement. However, this soon changed when students at the Co-operative Academy of Leeds were familiarised with ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ in their business lessons.
The Ruptors is a street dance crew formed in 2008 by students at Lipson Community College and run as a co-operative. The crew consists of eight students ranging from years 10-12. Since 2008 the Ruptors has grown and expanded and now teaches 20 younger students at the school. The Ruptors train three days a week using school facilities and, if possible, at weekends in local spaces.
A grassroots documentary film called To the Moon will be following a group of college students called Co-Cycle as they lead a group of cyclists across America, starting from San Francisco and ending in Amherst, Massachusetts. If you run a Young Co-operative in your school, why not show co-operative solidarity by using some of your profits to sponsor Co-Cycle?
New skincare co-operative Joomo is offering a unique opportunity to 16-24 year-olds – to earn money and learn ethical enterprise skills by selling its natural face wash, specially formulated for young skin.