Pupils Sign Cracking Deal With Housing Association In Towcester
|Author: Mark Sibson||Published: 4th May 2012 16:37|
Local school children were left eggstatic when local housing association, South Northants Homes (SNH) provided them with a tenancy agreement to sign for their chicken coop on school grounds.
SNH, who provide social housing in the area, presented pupils from Towcester CE Primary School with the tenancy agreement after a donation of over £520 was made which helped them set up a small business.
Year six pupils at the school have used the donation to set up a company which looks after chickens, while collecting, marketing and selling the eggs locally.
Becky Pavey, Community Development Manager at SNH, said: “We are delighted to have been able to help with this great project. It’s a fun way for these children to learn about business and to hopefully discover future entrepreneurs.
“At SNH we are always looking for ways to help the local community and this project is something we are cock-a-hoop to get behind. We also see this as a great addition to our housing stock.”
The pupils are currently selling shares in the company and will each sort their accounts out each year with the hope of paying a very small dividend to share holders. From then onwards the company should be self sufficient.
Richard Camp, the school’s headmaster said: “Without the money from South Northants Homes, we wouldn’t have been able to get this project up and running. The funding has provided us with everything we needed to get it set up, which is fantastic.
“We hope the project can teach the children about life skills, how to look after animals and where food comes from. It would also be great if it showed them they you can source your own food.”