Specialist College students grow Enterprise Shop offering

Specialist College students grow Enterprise Shop offering

Students at Communication Specialist College Doncaster have expanded their range of products on sale at their onsite and online Enterprise Shop.

The number of products, made by the students, has grown year on year with popular items such as their Christmas Reindeer often having a waiting list.

New to the shop are the wooden chalkboards and Owls. The group have also introduced wooden lanterns which are perfect to light up any dark corner of the garden or home.

Rebecca Loosemore, deputy principal of Communication Specialist College Doncaster said: “We are extremely proud of the way that our students have embraced the Enterprise Shop. They make the products as part of their courses and have worked well to develop their ranges.

“We all know that their wooden Reindeer go down a treat every Christmas and that the Easter bunny planers are popular in Spring but they have worked hard to develop new products that will sell all year round.

“They make metal wine racks which are very popular and their garden furniture and planters are useful at any time of year.

“Running the shop gives our students experience of handling money, liaising with customers and ensuring stock levels are correct. These are all great skills that they can use in their everyday lives and into the world of work.

“Having the shop online is also a great way for them to sell more products and earn money for the enterprise which will then be used to develop exciting new products.”

Reindeer prices start from £7.50 and Angels are currently being made ready for Christmas. The group will be at the Christmas Fayre at Mount Pleasant Hotel, which is on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th November. 

The Enterprise shop is now open Monday morning 10am until 12 noon and Tuesday-Thursday 10am until 3pm.

The trades department at Communication Specialist College is always looking for donations of material such as wood or horse shoes for the students to use to make their products. Anyone with any materials to donate should contact the Trades Department on 01302 386700.

For further information about the Enterprise Shop at Communication Specialist College Doncaster visit www.deaf-trust.co.uk/shop