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Padiham pupils grind out coffee business
9:30pm Tuesday 5th June 2012 in News
ENTERPRISING schoolchildren are ‘grinding out’ results by creating a ‘pop-up’ coffee shop to sell refreshments outside football matches.
The pupils at St Leonard’s, in Padiham, have designed and commissioned a prototype of a pedal cycle which will also double up as a unit to sell hot beverages.
A company called The Thoughtful Coffee Company has been set up and they hope to arrange meetings with Burnley FC bosses soon to discuss opportunities to sell their wares next season.
The school will also look at other suitable places where the children’s wares could be sold.
Headteacher Julie Bradley said the exercise was educational in a number of ways. She said: “There are so many facets that the children touch on.
“They have designed the vehicle and a prototype is being developed by a designer in Vancouver Island, Canada. We have a partnership with a school in Uganda so there’s a desire to enter into trade to source the coffee beans directly from them.
“Those in the group have learned about the commodities markets and done research on the cost of a cup of coffee in the high street chains. I’m thrilled at their appetite to learn more and the spirit of enterprise they are showing. Because the venture’s called Thoughtful Coffee they’ve even been saying people will not be having a drink, but rather a ‘think’.”
The group is being advised by Paul Clarke of Todmorden based company, Incredible edible.