Make an Impact
You can make an impact in a child's life by donating to the PIE Charity to help them realise and raise their ambitions and aspirations
Could Your Local Primary School Do with Winning £5,000, Connecting with Business, And Pupils Experiencing Enterprise, Coding and Engineering?
Become a PIE'oneer
Become a volunteer to help school pupils throughout the different stages of the PIE Challenge
The PIE Project
The Primary Inspiration though Enterprise Mission is to build effective business education links to support the development of young people and strengthen communities.
Since its launch, thousands of pupils took part in The PIE Project’s activities to develop key enterprise transferable skills through STEM activities.
Preparing school children for jobs of the future!
The PIE Challenge
The BIG PIE Challenge offers pupils the opportunity to really understand and experience business by helping to create and run an enterprise based on profit. Each pupil develops a CV, undertakes an interview alongside identifying their strengths and addressing weaknesses. In all, young people are provided with all of the necessary information and support to help realise ambitions and raise aspirations.
How It Works
Register your interest
Schools receive activity pack
Stage 1 Commences
Stage 1 will consist of two activities. The first activity will get students to build the best glider that can reach the furthest distance. Next, the pupils will be involved in a coding game, with the aim of trying to pass as many levels as possible.
Stage 2 Commences
If your team is able to progress onto stage 2, you will have the chance to create your own product or service using a £100, interest free loan. Pupils will get to work with other local businesses and entrepreneurs to try and sell their product.
The Big PIE Challenge Awards Ceremony
The Journal’s Let’s Work Together campaign is all about getting businesses to be proactive and work with schools and colleges to improve skills levels in the North East.
The PIE initiative is a brilliant example of this and we wish it every success.
We are delighted to be working with PIE. Developing enterprise and innovation in our youngsters is so important. The Army believes this too and looks to develop these characteristics in our young people be they cadets, regulars or reserves. We are really pleased to be able to add our take on enterprise and STEM to the Big PIE Challenge.
Colonel M R Butterwick
Kielder Observatory are delighted to be partnering with the BIG PIE Schools Challenge. Through working together we hope to inspire, enthuse and encourage more young people into stem subjects, producing the much needed skill sets for future generations to support the growth of UK Plc.
Jacqui Miller-Charlton MBE
This is a fantastic project and it’s great to see so many schools on board. These young people are the North East’s future and it is so important that we engage and inspire them early so they have useful skills for when they enter the world of work.
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