St Albans schoolgirls pot pile of cash with enterprise scheme

The Rockin' Pots

The Rockin' Pots - Credit: Archant

A group of STAGS students transformed ten pounds into £150 profit in less than a month as part of a young enterprise competition.

The school’s Rockin’ Pots team won the Greatest Social Impact Award in the 11-14 age category of The Daily Telegraph’s National Tenner Challenge.

The company recycled old vinyl records by melting and moulding them into small pots which they then filled with soaps, perfumes, lotions and nail polish.

The team received £10 cash as start-up capital to get their business off the ground, and then had just four weeks to make as much profit as they could while also trying to make a difference and give back to society.

Members Maria O’Connor, Katya Arjyal, Amelie France and Niamh McGrath sold the pots from a stall in the main hall at STAGS and sold out all of their 80 products in just two days.


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Maria said: “We all helped and inspired each other throughout the project and learnt a lot about marketing and the difficulties of running your own business. “

As a reward for their success the Young Enterprise Tenner Awards arranged a mystery tour of Ripley Museum and a visit to the Telegraph HQ in London where the girls were presented with a glass trophy and formal certificates.

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