TEENovation to transform junk into good use
NOTHING will be wasted if these young entrepreneurs have anything to do with it.
TEENovation – a business made up of 12 students from Tollbar Academy – has put a unique twist on recycled items.
Through the young enterprise scheme linked with their school, the students have turned unwanted objects such as CDs, computer keyboards, bottle tops and even crisp packets into merchandise ready to sell.
Amy Burns, 14, HR manager for TEENovation, said: "We have managed to make CD clocks and turned the keys out of old computer keyboards into keyrings.
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"Our businesses started in September at the start of the school year, and we will be selling stock until the end of March.
"After this we have to file a report to the judges of the young enterprise scheme before we close the business in July.
"We could set it up again ourselves as this experience has taught us all a lot about maintaining a company."
Each student put in £10 for a share of the business at the beginning.
Natalie Parry, 14, secretary of the group, said: "Through the ups and downs over the past few months, we have been able to understand how a company works and develop our products.
"I have really enjoyed being part of this project as it has given me skills which I can use later in life."
Anyone interested in browsing TEENovation's stock can visit Freshney Place Shopping Centre tomorrow, where the team will be manning a stall.
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