Seevic students’ wheely good idea

Monday, 14 November 2016

Busy BeesSeevic students are going mobile with a shop selling everything from stationery to sweets.        

Students on the Personalised Pathways course, which gives young people the chance to learn within a supported environment, have launched their own mobile business. 


Called Busy Bees, the tuck shop stocks everything students at the college may need. The students planned what they thought would sell well and then bought in bulk.

Items for sale include stationery, snacks and sweets, keyrings, tote bags, pencil cases and chocolate.

Ingeniously housed in a trolley used by cabin crew on an aeroplane, it means the students are able to wheel their shop around the college at break times and lunch times to sell to other students and staff.

Teacher Janet Perry explained the students will be able to learn a multitude of skills from manning the trolley which was donated to the college.

She said: “The students have chosen all of the stock and have competitive prices. We’ve been looking out for bargains and the students will be on a rota basis every day to go around with the trolley.

“This incorporates lots of social skills, good communication as well as maths and English.

“We’ve bought in bulk so they’ve worked out how much profit they should be making from each item. Even though this pathway will finish at Christmas, we are hoping it will be successful and we can continue it.”

To find out more about studying at Seevic, come to the next college open evening on Tuesday 22 November from 5.30pm until 8pm. 

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