How Severn Academies unlocked innovative DNA across the trust by partnering with 8billionideas


Severn Academies Educational Trust embarked on a mission to unite all schools associated with the trust in a truly memorable opportunity for their students. Recognizing the rarity of cross-trust collaboration, they sought to create something truly unique and impactful.


The Challenge

Fostering collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit across all schools

The challenge at hand was to foster collaboration and promote an entrepreneurial spirit across all schools within the Severn Academies Educational Trust. The aim was to create an inclusive and inspiring environment that would encourage students to unleash their innovative potential and embrace entrepreneurship.


The Solution

Severn Academies Educational Trust partnered with 8billionideas to launch the ‘One BIG Idea’ competition, a transformative initiative designed to engage students from all schools within the trust. The competition aimed to promote cross-trust collaboration and unlock the students' innovative DNA by providing them with a platform to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas.



The Results

The impact of the ‘One BIG Idea’ competition on Severn Academies Educational Trust has been truly remarkable. Through this collaborative initiative, students from various schools within the trust came together, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared purpose. The competition not only inspired innovative thinking but also nurtured important skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, and effective communication while showing students a world of possibilities.



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