High school girls set up candle firm

Students at a Worthing school are learning about business from hands-on experience.

Monday, 11th April 2016, 9:26 am
Updated Monday, 11th April 2016, 9:27 am
The Wacky Waxes team from Davison High School includes Lauren Hodge, Josephine Berry, Leanne Payne, Leila Faris, Hollie Platt, Francesca Parsons and Bethan Griffiths

Young Enterprise is a programme run in high schools across the country, giving children with an interest in business a flavour of the real world by running their own company and selling their products or services at various events throughout the school year.

A team from Davison High School has set up Wacky Waxes, a scented candle business.

Lauren Hodge, marketing director, said: “We sell scented candles in a variety of quirky containers, ranging from vintage teacups and saucers to ramekins and glass tumblers.

Some of the candles sold by Wacky Waxes

“All receptacles are recycled, which makes the company unique and stand out from other candle companies.

“As a company, we have to organise our own sale events to make our money. Each member of the group has an assigned role in which they have jobs to accomplish each week.

“For example, the sales manager, Francesca Parsons, has to organise all of our sale events.”

The team also includes IT manager Josephine Berry, finance director Leanne Payne, business manager Leila Faris, company secretary Bethan Griffiths and Hollie Platt on operations.

Some of the candles sold by Wacky Waxes

The girls have already sold candles at a stall in Worthing town centre and at Ferring Farmers’ Market. They will be at Broadwater Artisan Market, in Cricketers Parade, on April 23, 10am to 3pm.

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