Since my first week at Global Generation in December 2012, we’ve had annual winter markets in the Skip Garden, featuring different micro-enterprises set up and run by our Business & Sustainability BTEC students from Regent High School. The markets have always featured an array of impressive, natural products made by the students themselves, but none more so than this winter's - writes Rachel SolomonRead More
This was the year that a number of our long cherished dreams came to fruition, in large part through the interest and creativity of our young Generators and the generous support of our business collaborators. It was a big year for all things food related, writes Jane Riddiford
Two of the Generators Melanie and Gabrielle dreamed up the idea of having a Skip Garden cafe over a number of weekends in the Summer. With the support of a mentor from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP a business plan was drawn up and a funding pitch prepared. About the same time, Argent the King’s Cross developers offered to support us to create a food selling hatch that faced out into the public domain behind the Skip Garden which enabled us to keep the kitchen running and food selling during the week. Branding agency Karmarama worked with the Generators to create the identity and marketing materials for the cafe ... laid back and local.Read More
I think it is fair to say that to date the strongest elements of Global Generation’s work have revealed themselves through a process of hands-on doing, rather than any form of organised strategic plan. It is the things that have created a spark within and between people that have held our interest, enabling us to shape them into a formalised stream of work. Our venture into the world of enterprise is an example of this, writes Jane Riddiford.
In August 2010, we began working with a small group of 12 – 14 year olds from the nearby Copenhagen Youth Project (CYP).Read More
As regular readers know, local students from Regent High School come to Global Generation every week to learn about the world of business and sustainability through practical, real-life enterprise experience, writes Rachel Solomon.
Last week, the Year 11 students, who are currently working on a marketing and promotion unit, did just that. In April, Karmarama - the ad agency that worked with our Generators last year to create a Skip Garden Kitchen brand - set the BTEC students the challenge of taking over their staff kitchen at their office in Farringdon.Read More
Last month, I had the pleasure of being a judge in a Dragons' Den for our Business and Sustainability BTEC students. The event was kindly hosted by branding agency Karmarama in their wild and wonderful head office in Farringdon, writes Jane Riddiford.
Students had made the most of the potentials offered by having lessons in the Kings Cross Skip Garden. All four business groups applied their creative juices to the range of things that can be found and produced in the middle of a construction site, especially when plenty of volunteer help is on hand.Read More