Falkland House pupils turn a profit

A group of enterprising young people calling themselves Team Atom recently completed the YES Programme combined with SQA employability at Falkland House School.

The young entrepreneurs started to develop their business idea back in August of last year and reported their success and final profit figures at a recent presentation as part of the schools year end assembly.

Team Atom initially sold Christmas and gift products within the school over the festive period. Having achieved great success through this experience the school supported the young people by helping them to get their products into two retail outlets within Falkland, namely; Pillars of Hercules and Anam Cara Crafts .

The group also achieved a lot of success thanks to their impressive use of market research and advertising with Team Atom carrying out the research using word of mouth, questionnaires and following this up with exceptional presentation delivery. The young people even managed to negotiate on quantities and commissions for each of the items that they sold to retailer, Anam Cara Crafts.

After running the business total sales were £167.00, with material costs of £38.00 leaving a fantastic total profit of £129.00.

The £129.00 profit has now been invested into enterprise within the school with a view to expanding their product range and relationship as successful wholesalers with their retail partners.

All young people were presented with a Young Enterprise Scotland Certificate. Three of the group will also be receiving an SQA qualification as a result of their hard work on the programme.

The reindeer (pictured) was designed and hand crafted by the Marketing Manager and used as part of the groups advertising display throughout the various sale opportunities.

John White, Teacher at Falkland House said; 'the team presented well and achieved a very successful outcome."

Lindays Philips, Project Facilitator for Young Enterprise Scotland added; 'This has been a very good group to work with and the young people embraced all of the business and employability skills presented to them. Young Enterprise Scotland wishes all the young people every success with their onward business adventure."

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