Young Dragons CIC are delighted to announce that their crowdfunding appeal to help young children develop enterprise skills has reached its target.

The funding will be used to help support the Swansea Primary Enterprise Challenge, an annual event open to primary schools across Swansea, run in partnership with Craigfelen Primary School. Head Teacher Alison Williams, says she got involved in the project because it helps to encourage creativity, team working and problem-solving. “The challenge brings to life the learning the children undertake in the classroom and helps them gain confidence.”

Schools also have access to staff development workshops delivered by Prof. Andy Penaluna, a leading UK academic in entrepreneurship education, which can help them prepare for the new curriculum.

The project was supported by a number of individual and corporate donors including the City & County of Swansea who selected it as one of those to receive a pledge of £5,000 as part of the crowdfunding campaign.

Kathryn David, Co-Director of Young Dragons said, “We are extremely grateful to everyone who donated to the campaign and helped secure the future of the project.” Fellow Director Sue Poole said “In the challenging times ahead enterprise skills are going to be needed more than ever and we will be working closely with the schools to ensure that young people have the opportunity to develop these valuable skills in a way that’s safe and fun.”

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