Tree Sparks is a social enterprise with the drive to increase 15-19-year-olds awareness of forestry and environmental careers. We aim to do this by running in situ interactive workshops in schools utilising Virtual Reality technology to help bring forestry careers alive in the classroom. We aim to also run and curate an online platform full of resources including links, quizzes and videos to help kickstart young people’s forestry careers. Tree Sparks also wants to support current forest and environmental students at the start of their career by providing opportunities to work within a small start-up business and develop transferable skills such as public speaking and social media management.
what have we achieved?
Since our conception at the end of February 2018, we have been working hard to share our vision for promoting Forestry careers, taking part in lots of competitions to help create awareness - check out what we’ve achieved so far below:
March 2018 - Finalist at Big Ideas Wales Celebrated, winning the Social Impact Award and Future Entrepreneur Award.
April 2018 - Bangor University Finalist at the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards
July 2018 - Runner-up in Virgin Lifestart ‘Business for Good Startup’ Challenge
October 2018 - Semi-finalist in NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition