National Enterprise Academy inspires

It was inspiring to be at the launch of the second year of the National Enterprise Academy in Amersham. Here’s a new initiative to get our teenagers schooled in some useful life skills, rather than perpetuating the myth that school is preparing them for a life of steady employment. That’s never going to happen again! 

Having got through its first, trial year, this initiative led by Peter Jones of Dragon’s Den fame is now on track to funnel and harness the entrpreneurial skills of  an intake of students both at the Amersham campus and a new facility in Manchester. Having worked with last year’s students, I am delighted it is proving so successful – they are so keen to learn and make a success of their lives. 

The irony is, if they had gone to university to study existing courses, this entrepreneurial drive would probably have been wasted or at least stifled. I look forward to working with these exciting young people in the year ahead.

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