Who is the Eastbourne Education Business Partnership (EBP)?

Eastbourne EBP delivers work-related activities that enhance teaching and student learning outcomes and contribute to economic growth and prosperity.

We are an independent registered charity that works closely with Eastbourne Borough Council, East Sussex College and the Chamber of Commerce in brokering partnerships and contributing to workforce planning and employability. We are also active members of the Eastbourne Strategic Partnership, Youth Partnership and Coastal Community Team.

Faiza Shafeek, Chair of Eastbourne EBP, writes, “Eastbourne EBP has continued to build on over 30 years of achievements in its aim of brokering meaningful partnership between education and business. In particular, the EBP provides a wide range of events and activities as exemplified by the 2021 schedule below (some postponements due to ongoing Covid-19 lockdown), aimed at enriching the curriculum and student learning. The momentum behind the organisation continues to maintain the diversity of the programme, whilst dedicating much energy to the most far-reaching projects, such as Eastbourne Youth Radio which celebrates its 20th Anniversary and which now takes place on the 9th and 11th June and of course The BIG Futures Show, that attract the participation of over 3,000 students and will be taking place on the 13 July 2021 at Eastbourne Sports Park”.

Our 2021 Programme:

· Young Engineers Challenge (Years 6-7), TBC

· In-Bloom Finals (Years R-6), 12th March

· The BIG Futures Show, (Years 10+), 13th July

· 20th Anniversary EYR! (Years R-13), 9th-11th June

· In-Bloom Planting (Winners), 10th June TBC

· Young Chef Finals (Years 7-10), TBC

· Junior Engineers Challenge (Year 2), 5th July

· Junior Enterprise Challenge (Year 4), 4th October

· Answer Back – EYR (Years 6-13), 12th November

· Eastbourne Youth Radio (Years R-13), 17th- 19th November

· Pantomime Technology Challenge (Years 4-5), 3rd December

Work is ongoing to expand employability and skills activities around BFS and the Gatsby Benchmarks for career development and guidance. We welcome ideas for new work-related leaning events and can tailor for individual school delivery.

For further information, contact tim@eastbourneebp.org.uk or call 07890 388624.