Work project blossoms for Dronfield students

Shoemerang team at work
Shoemerang team at work
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A business is booming for nine pupils at a Dronfield school after they signed up to take part in the Young Enterprise programme.

Shoemerang is the brainchild of sixth formers at Henry Fanshawe School, where Young Enterprise is seen as valuable experience for future university study or careers.

As there was a special focus on being environmentally friendly, the students chose to make house number or name signs using reclaimed wood and recycled horseshoes.

Managing director Lewis Batty said: “It’s a great opportunity to put learning into practice, and reduce waste at the same time. It’s also a means of putting our creativity and youthful energy to good use.”

He continued: “We have developed our own business email for order taking, together with a facebook business page. We had a successful Christmas selling the house numbers as Christmas presents with a difference. We have now started working on some additional ideas which includes burning names and pictures onto the wood inside the horseshoe. This should help us appeal to wider audiences.

“We want to try and get products into more local shops, and have created leaflets which we intend to post to about 5000 local houses.”