On May 1st, 6th class traveled to Mallow to display their JEP project at the Regional Showcase. Accompanied by Múinteoir Réidín, Múinteoir Bairbre and Múinteoir Amy O’Sullivan, the Love2Grow team set off early, armed with all their facts and figures and ready to impress the judges and entrepreneurs at the Showcase Day.
And impress they did! There was lots of interest in the project and 6th class were delighted to have the opportunity to discuss their product design, marketing strategy and costings with well-known entrepreneurial duo Cully and Sully. The pair were so impressed by our product that they purchased one and they have been tweeting about it!
6th class were delighted with the profits from the sale of their beanstalk kits and Múinteoir Réidín was very proud of their decision to donate of a percentage of their profits to local charities and the school. The breakdown of the profits are as follows:
Total Profit: €660.97
How we will use our profit:
|Donation to Local Charities: MY Place (Local Youth Centre)Alex’s Wish to Walk||€50 to each charity – Total: €100|
|Donation to school to buy books for Building Bridges Programme||€45(+the remaining 31 kits will be sold at the School Summer Fair and the money will be donated to the school)|
|6th class graduation – We will hire a mobile pizza oven for our graduation night and share the pizzas with our families||€345|
|Personal Profit for each pupil||€7.43|
6th class were delighted to be presented with a JEP flag and a plaque for our school as well as certificates and a goody bag for each budding entrepreneur.
If you have yet to buy a beanstalk a limited number will be on sale at the METNS Summer Fair and all profits from sales on that day will be donated directly to the school.
If you would like to find out more about our project check out our JEP display outside our classroom.