Students grow money management skills

The students selling their bowls of bulbs in the College atrium last week.
The students selling their bowls of bulbs in the College atrium last week.

A group of Towards Employment students at North East Scotland College’s Fraserburgh Campus are taking on a special challenge.

The Money for Life Challenge is a national competition which provides grants for teams of young people to run a project to improve money management skills in their communities.

The group, who have named themselves ‘Mad About Plants’, have decided to start a mini business growing and selling vegetables, herbs, bulbs and plants to the college community and beyond.

They hope that this will help them to develop a healthy outdoor lifestyle and that others will be encouraged to follow suit.

They will also grow bee and butterfly friendly plants which they hope will help them to spread a nature friendly message.

The first step of their project was to grow winter flowering bulbs in their garden at Westfield School and sell them in the College atrium.

They planted up around 100 bowls of bulbs which were decorated to make them attractive Christmas gifts and sold from a market stall.

Through this, the group raised over £160 which will be used to help them start on the next stage of their plan.