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@SportBetty @centrepointuk @StadiumOfLight Sleep well team 💤 ✊

8 hours ago

@PEnthusiast Thank you and congratulations on the win!

9 hours ago

Additional sleeping bags at the ready. It's starting to get cold now ❄ @centrepointuk https://t.co/dykSzcq9Z0

9 hours ago

Two great opportunities for teenagers aged 16+ to get involved with. https://t.co/ovYPiLChXc

10 hours ago

Phil from the Foundation and @BeaconofLight and Martin from @centrepointuk saying a few words about the importance… https://t.co/XyLLwTXyty

10 hours ago

A visit from @SunderlandAFC 's Robbin Ruiter and Alim Ozturk who met our team who are taking part in #SleepOuthttps://t.co/mZcCAeXB8C

11 hours ago

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12 hours ago

Thank you for your support and enjoy tonight. https://t.co/OUn9gLjWIw

12 hours ago

Matchday Kickabout - Saturday 17th November 12.00pm - 1.30pm. Bring your child to the Beacon of Light for a pre-mat… https://t.co/sQco44nKSe

13 hours ago

Sleeping bags out and one fundraiser @StadiumOfLight looking excited for #SleepOut @centrepointuk https://t.co/DZz5O6sy8o

13 hours ago

We are delighted to launch a new Girls Futsal programme on Friday evenings in partnership with @slandfutsalclubhttps://t.co/rzsu3CLG0b

14 hours ago

Get your family into the festive spirit by joining us, @RedSkyBall and @SunderlandBID this Christmas for a Reindeer… https://t.co/e2kziQ7S7x

17 hours ago

We sat down with Michael, who is guest speaker at our #CoachesClinic tomorrow @BeaconofLight to get more of an insi… https://t.co/CSbx1maAzv

21 hours ago

We're really excited about this workshop - get in touch for more info. https://t.co/pXtqnWaXlw

Nov 15

RT @RokerReport: Phil is doing a great job at the @BeaconofLight - the facility really is something to be proud of. Listen to Sir Bob Murr…

Nov 14

One of the country’s leading deaf football clubs @SunderlandDFC are looking for new players! https://t.co/bJP6syQCPY

Nov 14

Thanks Phil. Pleased you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you soon. https://t.co/z5axHc5rxh

Nov 14

Thank you to the 10 schools who took part in the @EFLTrust Kids Cup girls tournament. Congratulations to St Josephs… https://t.co/PWWyDV1RpR

Enterprising event for Durham youngsters

5 March 2018

County Durham pupils showed off their entrepreneurial talents at a special Premier League Enterprise Challenge event hosted by Karbon Homes.

Groups representing Consett Academy, St Bedes RC Comprehensive (Peterlee) and Tanfield School (Stanley) pitched their ideas of how to improve attendances at Sunderland AFC home games to guest judges including Foundation of Light and Karbon staff.

The team from Consett Academy were named the winners, with their ‘Lads and Dads’ and festive ‘Red and White Christmas Hats’ promotions impressing the panel.

Today’s Enterprise Challenge was fantastic and all the youngsters taking part should be very proud of themselves.

We’ve enjoyed some great ideas and presentations, and there are definitely a few entrepreneurs here.

Karbon is very proud to be able to support Foundation of Light, delivering this programme across the region.

Paul Moralee, Karbon Homes Community Investment and Customer Service Manager

Sharon Hopkins, Peer Assisted Learning Coordinator at Consett Academy, added: “Our pupils have really enjoyed taking part in the Enterprise Challenge and it’s brought a lot of new skills and ideas into the classroom.

“Foundation of Light has allowed us to enhance our curriculum and it’s been fantastic to be involved in this finale which brings together so many youngsters in friendly competition.

“One of my objectives was for students to improve their interpersonal skills which they have achieved through the core programme and presentation.”

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge, which is run in partnership with Sport Relief, uses the backdrop of professional football clubs’ business models to deliver enterprise education to hundreds of thirteen to fifteen-year-olds in sessions run by Premier League and English Football League clubs.

Craig Martin, Foundation of Light Delivery Coordinator for North Durham, Washington and South Tyneside, said: “I’d like to thank all of the schools who took part today and congratulate all of the pupils who took part on the fantastic effort.

“The judges were really impressed with all of the presentations that took place and you can see how the pupils have taken to the challenge.

“Finally, I’d like to thank Karbon Homes who support all of the work we do in North Durham. As well as financial support they’ve kindly allowed us to use their boardroom today which gives the challenge a ‘wow’ factor youngsters love.”

To find out more about Foundation of Light’s Premier League Enterprise programme for secondary school pupils, email info@foundationoflight.co.uk or call 0191 5515191.

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