Business Savvy Students Full Of Flower Power

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11/06/2010 by mcmakarolyn

Environmentally-conscious Manchester Creative and Media Academy (MC&MA Girls) pupils will be grooving up north Manchester’s gardens with their flower stall this June.

The Eco Club is running ‘Flower Power’ at Harpurhey Market on June 19, selling beautiful bedding plants as part of not-for-profit community business Emerge Recycling’s enterprise scheme.

Planning is key

In preparation for their stint at the local shopping site, the year 7 and 8 girls have put together a comprehensive business plan detailing Flower Power’s products, location, social and environmental purpose. They have also developed a marketing and sales strategy.

They wrote: “We want to brighten customer’s days by selling brightly-coloured plants and pots at Harpurhey Market.

“Our social enterprise will encourage local people to get involved with local projects, and planting can brighten up homes and the local area.”

Working for a good cause

They are hoping to sell their 300 plants for a significant profit, and will be donating the money to either charity or the local community.

The Flower Power stall will be manned by eight students from 9am to 12 noon. They include Caitlin Grayson, Yasmine Kallel, Ellease Martindale and Aimee Molloy. Rebecca Yarwood, Temi Olabampe, Leah Barnes, plus Tomi Olabampe.


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