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Micro-Tyco Challenge 2024

The Wildhearts Group are delighted to advise that registration is now live!!! for our 2024 Micro-Tyco challenge Micro-Tyco – WildHearts Group.

Your school and students are welcome to join hundreds of young people across the UK participate in this leading global entrepreneurship competition which challenges young people to work together and develop innovative solutions to address The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

This challenge asks young people to identify an issue, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, that is important to them, their school or their local community. Schools are provided with a scaffolded slide deck, and have 30 days to choose, develop and address their chosen issue. Top performing teams are invited to pitch their ideas to a global judging panel, where they receive expert feedback from leading global brands.

By working in collaboration with our corporate partners, young people are provided with the inspiration to build their idea, the knowledge to guide it, and the networks to amplify it. The experience of participating helps young people to develop an innovative, entrepreneurial mindset, regardless of their background.

The challenge aims to build skills for life and is underpinned by our commitment to raising attainment. The Micro-Tyco programme is aligned with the Skills Builder Essential Skills Framework, and the aims of the National Curriculum.

We provide an engaging, student-led programme encouraging the progression of collaboration and innovation. Micro-Tyco is delivered free for young people, as a result of WildHearts Corporate Partners.

By getting your young people involved, they will:

  • Become effective contributors by developing their teamworking skills
  • Reflect on and progress their creative thinking
  • Respond to feedback from leading Business Professionals
  • Develop responsible citizenship by tackling issues in their school or community
  • Consider strengths and barriers to support decision-making
  • Demonstrate a strong command of the spoken word; to elaborate and explain clearly their ideas
  • Through encounters with business professionals, this challenge is aligned with Benchmark 5 of the Gatsby Framework

Next steps, click the link to register Micro-Tyco – WildHearts Group your interest and the team will be happy to discuss and support next steps. There is a programme flyer and information attached to give an insight into stages and timelines of challenge.

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen