Business Stream runs enterprise challenge at Ferryhill Primary School

01 July 2019 Reading time: 3 mins

Employees from Business Stream, the Edinburgh-based water retailer, have been out-in-force supporting local school, Ferryhill Primary, in Drylaw.

Twelve employees from Business Stream, including their CEO and representatives from the company’s Wellbeing Action Group and modern apprenticeship programme, spent a day volunteering with the primary 6 year group at the north Edinburgh school. 

The session, which was led by Business in the Community (BITC), saw the team take pupils through an enterprise workshop, where pupils were tasked with creating origami toy frogs, after which they were asked to develop a business plan, create their own brand name and logo and then sell their finished products.

The water retailer is working closely with Business in the Community, as part of its wider drive to deliver its vision of Making a Positive Difference to local communities, the environment, customers and its people. The company’s volunteering programme has been developed in line with this ambition.

Speaking after the session Jo Dow, Chief Executive of Business Stream and Advisory Board Member of BiTC (Scotland), said: “We had a fantastic day at Ferryhill Primary School and hope the kids enjoyed it as much as we all did. We were so impressed with the children’s enthusiasm, their team working ability and their creative sales and marketing ideas. It was a really rewarding day for our team and something we plan to do more of in the future”.

Jennifer Hickman, P6 Teacher, Ferryhill Primary School, added: “The Enterprise session was a great success and the children were all really involved with each different part of the process; learning about branding, products, costs and profits. It was very well led with the children being given clear instructions and having experts there to support them”.

In 2018, as part of their Making a Positive Difference vision, Business Stream announced its pledge to help their customers reduce their water consumption by 20%, generating environmental and financial savings.