STUDENTS are reaping the fruits of their labour after pitching a new range of products to bosses at Brogdale Farm.
Nine year 10 pupils at The Abbey School have been commissioned to produce decorative kitchen signs, plaques and coasters to be sold at the gift shop after impressing marketing executive Kimberly Campion when she made a visit to the school.
BRANCHING OUT: Phoebe Scamp and Callum Suntah, both 15, pitched the new range
After identifying which products were needed at Brogdale, the young entrepreneurs prepared a list of prices for materials and explained how products would be manufactured on the school site.
Teacher Gary Parsons said: “The meeting was very successful. It was a first time that the students had experienced interviewing a client and they were naturally quite nervous. However, they soon settled and performed very well. I am very proud of them.”
The 14- and 15-year-olds will make the products in their technology lessons.
Callum Suntah, 15, said: “We asked Mrs Campion a series of questions because we wanted to make items she could sell them at Brogdale Farm.
“I was nervous at first but settled down quite quickly and I enjoyed it.”
Mrs Campion said: “We are very pleased to have students at The Abbey School producing products for Brogdale and have been really impressed with their enthusiasm and capabilities.”
The students’ creations will go on sale at Brogdale in the summer. Article from This Is Kent: http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Crafty-students-win-Brogdale-sales-spot/story-16001468-detail/story.html