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After a fantastically successful Bright Stars 2016, it's time to get ready for Bright Stars 2017 with the main programme starting on Monday January 16, 2017.

Bright Stars introduces children in primary schools across Cumbria to leadership, entrepreneurship and the world of business whilst raising money for charity, winning funds for their school and having fun along the way. It's also a great way for local businesses to forge links with your local community and raise your company profile.

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About Bright Stars 2017

Raising the aspiration and confidence of
Cumbria's young people is a vital part of the
CfLP's work. The Centre works with leaders
already in place to further develop their
leadership skills but also we believe that
supporting the talents of all our young
people is vital for the future economy
here in Cumbria.

The Bright Stars challenge is a competition
aimed at primary school children across
Cumbria and the idea of the challenge is to
engage children with leadership and entrepreneurship,
at a very young age, in an accessible and fun way whilst inspiring
and helping kids develop, nurture and preserve their own creative confidence.

Bright Stars: Who and what?

Bright Stars is aimed at all primary schools across Cumbria.
Dependant on school size this may involve the
entire school or selected year groups.

Each school taking part in the competition
receives £50 with a simple instruction: to make
it grow to the highest amount possible through
investment and creativity over the course of 8
weeks by setting up a mini business. Ideas can
include investing in materials to make cards and
crafts which are then sold, or using the £50 to
host a fundraising event. The possibilities are
endless! As part of this process, the children must
think about products, cost of manufacturing,
marketing, team work and, of course, leadership and
management. They will also be required to account for their spending and income.

Every participating school receives an information pack along with their £50 stake. The Centre team and the business sponsor is also on hand to offer guidance where required and visit the school.

The Prizes

Cash prizes will be awarded to the school that raises the most money with further cash prizes for other categories including Best Effort, Best Leadership, Best Business Idea and Judge's Favourite. The profits from each school will be donated to their chosen charities.

Key Dates for Bright Stars 2017

Monday January 16, 2017
Trading begins

Monday March 13, 2017
Trading ends

Thursday March 16, 2017
Panel day

Friday March 17, 2017
Winners announced

Wednesday April 5, 2017
Celebration event

Watch the video here...


Photos from the Bright Stars 2016 Celebration

On Monday April 25, 2016, Energus hosted a Celebration of Bright Stars 2016 where enthusiastic pupils from participating schools and their sponsors attended and certificates awarded. See the photos here...


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