Paw Print Books

2023 Future Anything Grand Final Highly Commended
Alexis and Sarah, MacGregor State High School (QLD)

Paw Print Books from MacGregor State High School pitch their social enterprise that helps children who want to save endangered species by empowering them to take practical steps as active citizens to conserve animal habitats.

Future Anything National Grand Final 2023 judge Dr Catherine Ball said “We were so happy to see the strong focus on environmentalism and we loved the transferability of your idea.”.

About the Future Anything National Grand Final 2023

In the culmination of Future Anything’s Activate 2023 program, eight teams of school-age entrepreneurs pitched their innovative, scalable and sustainable social enterprise ideas live on stage, before facing tough questions from judges Belinda Morrissey (Chair, Social Enterprise Australia & CEO, English Family Foundation), Dr Catherine Ball (Futurist, Author & Associate Professor, ANU), Joel Connolly (Creative Director, Blackbird Ventures & Head, Blackbird Foundation), Kristy Chong OAM (Founder, Modibodi) and Sarah Liu (Founder & Managing Director, TDC Global)

The event was generously supported by Major Partners Advance Queensland and the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and a host of epic organisations who contributed prizes to support the school-age entrepreneurs.

About Activate

Activate is Future Anything’s immersive in-curriculum program that builds enterprising mindsets in every classroom.

Over a Term or Semester in Primary and Secondary schools, Activate builds future capabilities and integrates fully with mainstream curriculum delivery as an assessable unit of work in Business, Science, STEM, English, Design Technologies, Humanities, HPE & Religion classrooms.

With supported educators leading future-ready curriculum, together, we can bend the future; one youth-led idea at a time.

Every Activate student has the opportunity to apply for the Future Anything National Grand Finals – just like Paw Print Books did in 2023!