Bright Stars in Eden

Could you give up some of your time to mentor a primary school in Cumbria through the Bright Stars programme, run by the Centre for Leadership Performance

What is Bright Stars?

Bright Stars is a competition aimed at Primary school children across Cumbria.  Each school is partnered with a local business and receives £50. The mission is to set up their own mini business over the course of eight weeks. This year’s objective is to make a profit and make a difference – to follow the very best examples of self-sustaining social enterprise.  Pupils will be judged on the ideas to grow that money and ultimately make a difference to their world and the lives of people around them

The Bright Stars team are looking for businesses to get involved and fund/ sponsor a school.  There is also some funding from Cumbria Community Foundation to support a few schools in the Eden/Penrith area so please get in touch if you can only offer your time.

2022 Brochure

If you are interested and ready to sign up:

  • Please fill out the company registration form 
  • Include a couple of schools that you would like to work with (see list below) as we are constantly matching schools to businesses – we will only match you to 1 school.
  • If you cannot sponsor a school yourself please tick the last box for a FREE place.
  • Please return this form asap to so we can match you up with your preferred school.


The complete list of schools not yet matched is:

List of schools not matched by Area/Constituency:

Parkview Nursery – Barrow and Furness
Penny Bridge CE Academy – Barrow and Furness
St Margaret Mary’s School – Carlisle – want to be linked to a STEM business
Castle Carrock School, south of Brampton
Hayton CofE Primary School – Brampton
Asby Endowed School – Penrith/Eden
Clifton Primary School – Penrith/Eden
Kirkby Stephen Primary – Penrith/Eden
Langwathby – Penrith/Eden
Morland Area CofE Primary – Penrith/Eden
Dearham Primary – Allerdale
Derwent Vale – Allerdale
Flimby – Allerdale
Kirkbride Primary – Allerdale
Richmond Hill – Allerdale
St Bridget’s Brigham – Allerdale – Maybe Cockermouth School
St Cuthbert’s, Wigton
St Matthew’s CofE School – Allerdale
Westfield Nursery and Primary School – Allerdale
St Joseph’s, Frizington – Copeland


If your school or business would like to register their interest, find out about sponsorship opportunities or just like to find out more please contact:

Claire Johnson
M: 07843 684746
or visit