Treasure Chest 500
  • Rolle Building, Plymouth University

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Treasure Chest 500 is a project that tasks pupils (Year 10 upwards) from schools across the South West with transforming 500 units of unwanted product into something that could be sold or traded, creating impact while also demonstrating a sustainable approach to using physical resources and respecting the natural environment. 

Working with our partners from the business community, 50 young people were challenged to take 500 units of a product with the aim of re-purposing these products in another context. 

Given the sustainability element of this project these were typically products that would either be recycled or go direct to landfill.

This event was open to schools.

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Biography: Sarah Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson is the manager of the Futures Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Talent Hub, and has responsibility for the creation and delivery of co-curricular opportunities for students in Plymouth Business School. 

Sarah ensures the centre provides opportunities and supports the development of social enterprise in the University and beyond.


Biography: Dr Emily Beaumont

Dr Emily Beaumont is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Interim Discipline Group Leader for Entrepreneurship at the University of Plymouth. 

She is the Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, a Two Year Fast Track degree course within the Plymouth Business School and the flagship undergraduate course for the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre at the University.

Biography: Sybille Schiffmann

Sybille Schiffmann designs and leads on the provision of bespoke enterprise programmes for large organisations, working at board level and with change teams involved in leadership of innovation in the social sector.

Biography: Elena Novakova

Elena Novakova acts as the liaison between schools and the Faculty of Business to engage pupils with the faculty's programmes and raise awareness of entrepreneurship education to schools and colleges in the region.

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