Our Edventure Start-Up students meet for the first time on a Monday and embark a challenge to make ideas real. 2 days later they host their first event – Edventure Soup. They’ll introduce themselves, present their project and ask for your ideas, input and support to make their project come to life.
Please join us to gather a community of support around the team and their project. There will be food, discussion, community and who knows what else.
It’s quite amazing how people in Frome rally behind ideas and initiatives that are good for our town. In order to address the challenges we face and build solutions, we need to come together around practical things that we can really do as a community. Edventure: SOUP is an evening where we welcome everyone who’s interested to come and share their thoughts and ideas.
Johannes Moeller, M.D. Edventure: Frome
Edventure Soup is always one of my favourite events in the Frome calendar. Hearing from young adults so passionate about starting something new to make a difference in their community is an inspiration every time. Watching our community come together around an idea and offer it’s support to those young adults is a beautiful thing to see.
Cassie Morris, Ex-Edventure Start-Up Student. Now, MAKE SHED & Routes Programmes Lead
Soup is a very important part of the Start-Up Course. It gives the students a taste of their agency in the world, and provides the perfect launch pad to build a community around their idea. It is also a wonderful opportunity for local people to learn about the new project and provide their own insights. And it’s also a lovely way for the community can show support to these young people trying to make a difference.
Doug Stewart, Edventure Start-Up Programmes Lead
Attending Edventure’s Start-Up Soup event is a brilliant way to engage and connect with the new start-up project and to hear the student’s aspirations and aims for the enterprise. It’s great to see so many like minded people from the local community at the Soup events. People who want to support the students, share ideas and skills and see positive changes that not only benefit people locally and our environment, but show us how we can be the change we want to see.
On our Edventure Start-Up Course, students spend 11 weeks starting-up a community enterprise in response to a local challenge.
In 2022, Edventure Frome will be part of establishing a Re-use Centre, working in partnership with the Pod youth club, the Bike Jumble with Frome Town Council, the Share Shop team and Loop Frome. It aims to be a one stop shop for recycling, repairing and reusing. From bike repairs, to wood reuse, from selling surplus paint to community compost. The Re-use Centre will be a community hub for reuse and a local circular economy.
This is a ground breaking project that hopes to make it easy and fun for Frome residents to make more of the stuff that other towns might throw away, to save money, reduce our carbon footprint and provide livelihoods with meaning.
The 18th Edventure Start-Up student team will be at the forefront of planning this exciting project, and building a community of vendors, volunteers and customers.