Thursday, January 16, 2020
THE SCHOOL COMPANY "SPECIAL CARDS” RUNNING AT PRIMARY SCHOOL No. 6
IN OLSZTYN, POLAND
Our company started working from September , 2018, during the opening ceremonial start of the Erasmus Plus project “Y.E.S.”. Our students, parents and teachers took part in this ceremony.
Our company “ Special Cards” will deal with artistic handicrafts. We have invited all students, who are interested in arts and crafts, to participate in the activities of the company . We will deal with manual production of various decorative items and ornaments. We will mainly use natural and recyclable materials.
Our motto is the ecological production. Some times a year we will sell our products in school markets, Christmas and Easter ones, Teachers’ Day, Women’s Day.
The profits of our company will be reasonably shared: for the development of the company and development of the company members but also part of it will go on a charity. We will invite all students, parents and teachers, but first of all, we would like to encourage our children to prepare
projects and then realize their ideas
. The members of our company will meet regularly to prepare production systematically .
Our main goal is to focus on teaching our students how to cooperate with others and be persistent and
responsible for their duties.
The young members of our company will promote Polish culture and traditions of our region by creating artistic decorations.
Our company logo was chosen through a competition, in which a lot of students participated . All projects were presented in the school exhibition. The best project of the logo started to be the logo of our school's company.
The business meetings of the members of our firm take place regularly. At that time we discuss what the exact needs of our local market are and we check them by school surveys among students.
In this way, we learn what of our products are the most popular in our school. Cards, ornaments and decorations are very good as small gifts during Christmas or Easter.
We organize art competitions on interesting projects of hand-made products.
Together we establish the action plan for the coming school years. The two main activities are connected with organizing the Christmas and Easter markets.
Company : “SPECIAL CARDS” at the Primary School No. 6 in Olsztyn; 17
BUSINESSPLAN FOR THE ACTIONS:
ART WORKSHOPS AND SCHOOL MARKETS
Planning period: September 2018 – June 2020
Goals and vision statement:
Making postcards (Christmas, Easter, birthday), decorations, articles
and presents, organization school markets
sale of production with a minimum 30% profit
distribution of profits: 35% for students-employees ( their decision),
25% the charity campaign
35% materials for the next products
Short description of the products:
- handmade different cards from paper and decorative items and also with using special machines making decorations for the cards
- gold or silver laquered Christmas trees 3D made from pasta and beads
- handmade and laquered Christmas trees 3D made from pinecones
- Easter decorations : eggs , baskets
- hand-painted paper for wrapping presents
- Christmas wreath from natural product: nuts, pinecones, dried fruit
Short desciption of the market:
Pupils of the Primary School No. 6 in Olsztyn
Teachers of the Primary School No. 6 in Olsztyn
People responsible for the project:
Coordinator: Małgorzata Cioch – a teacher
Project manager: Urszula Wróblewska – a teacher
Advertisement: classes 6b, 6c (in 2018) SP6
Production: students of 6 and 7,8 classes SP6
Strenghts of the project:
Property: tools and capital assets necessary to production
Product: connection with coming festivals and great demand for the
Christmas and Easter products
Promotion: posters and leaflets made by students, direct meetings with the
Distribution: free of charge place at the school fire for the local
Weaknesses of the project:
The market limited to school community
Production line based on unqualified workers
Time of production limited to 8 hours
Time of sale limited to 4 hours
Source of funding:
Financial contribution for the others means of productions are funded from:
the resources from the Y.E.S. project realized within the framework of
the Erasmus+ programme – The project management – 50%
the own resources of the school – 50%
The sales plan:
markets organised two weeks before the festivals
The marketing plan:
Market analysis – 30th September 2018
The school markets will be the only events of its kind. The project has no
competition. On the basis of interviews with the potential customers,
observations, conversations there is a great interest with hand-made products
among students, parents and teachers.
- Production of the advertising posters one week before the planned
- Production and dissemination of leaflets with trade offer
Sale promotional campaign on the school grounds
Direct selling at school
Fixing of the product price
Summary and risk assessment project:
The scale of threats should be estimated and „the emergency plan” should be
proposed to mitigate the undesirable effects.
The project depends on:
- resources of students; students are the biggest group of customers
- labour shortage in the first phase of the project: hand-made preparation of the
basic elements of the products
- exceeding production costs
- wrong evaluation of production, selling and the financial result
- incorrect planning of the implementation deadlines of the project phases
- technical progress
This is an example of Statutes of a cooperative. Now you can create yours with your own details:
STATUTES OF OUR COOPERATIVE:
ARTICLE 1. CONSTITUTION.
We constitute our Company as a Cooperative.
ARTICLE 2. NAME
The Company's name will be “Young Enterpreneurs at School”
ARTICLE 3: SOCIAL OBJECT.
Our Company has the following activities:
Sell the DVD we have produced about Aragón in English, French and Spanish. We will
also make different products to be sold at the market “Aprender a Emprender”.
We will learn how a cooperative works.
ARTICLE 4. DURATION.
The company is constituted on the 11th of March 2019 until June 2019.
ARTICLE 5. DOMICILE.
The registered office is Ceip Vadorrey “Les Allées”, C/Alfonso Zapater Cerdán s/n,
ARTICLE 6. SHARE CAPITAL.
The share capital is fixed in 495 €. It is divided in 49 share participations of 5€ each.
Each kid will invest 3 € and we will ask a bank loan of 98€.
ARTICLE 7. INVESTMENT RECOVERY
Once all the sales are finished, all the members of the cooperative will recover their
investment, and the bank loan paid off.
The material which has not been used will remain at school.
ARTICLE 8: BENEFITS DESTINATION
10% of the benefits will go to a non profit organization.
The rest of the benefits will be invested in a recreational activity with the members of
If a member of this cooperative moves to another school, they will be given their
Pupils who don't cooperate will not enjoy any of the benefits created by the
ARTICLE 10. DEPARTMENTS.
The management team will be composed of the president, secretary, treasurer and
The President represents all the company and takes decisions when none of the options has
majority of votes.
The Vice President will help the president on his duties and will be on behalf of him/her if the
President is missing.
The secretary writes, in the cooperative's diary, all the topics we deal with and the agreements
we take. He/She keeps all documents and information.,
Our Treasurer deals with accounts of all expenditures and incomes of our cooperative.
………………………………. PRESIDENT (……….VOTES)
………………………………….: VICEPRESIDENT (………….. VOTES)
…………………………………: SECRETARY (……………. VOTES)
……………………………………….. TREASURER (……………….)
There will be some departments created: Publicity-marketing; manufacturing;
ARTICLE 11: MEMBERS DUTIES.
All members will cooperate in the manufacturing of all hand made products. If a
member does not take part or does not cooperate, measures will be taken.
ARTICLE 12. MEMBERS RIGHTS:
All members have the right to be listened in the decision making process about the
company and vote in the same
All members have the right to be respected.
All members have the right to recover their investments and receive the benefits
PRESIDENT VICEPRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER
This is an example of how to constitute a Cooperative.
All pupils from the 5th course of Ceip Vadorrey Les Allées meet to constitute their
cooperative in Zaragoza, the 11th of March 2019.
This Company is set in order to sell a DVD about Aragon we have produced in English,
Spanish and French. We are also going to make different products in order to sell
them in the market “ Aprender a Emprender”, the 31st of May 2019.
We have made the following decisions:
A) Our Company will be a cooperative.
B) There will be 49 members, who are all pupils of the 5th course of Ceip Vadorrey
C) The Company will create their name, logo and statutes.
And to certify it, all members sign the present document:
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Promote your region using new technologies!
- Create movies. Students film videos of their region, write scenario, develop their creativity, teamwork, etc. (Chroma)
- Organize a photo contest and create a collage of selected photos of your region (Pizap, Photo collage maker)
- Create touristic brochures and/or magazines (Canva, Microsoft Publisher)
- Print and share QR codes.
- Discover and promote artists from your region (art&music lessons- crafts, songs, dances)
- Organize a quiz contest (Plickers, Kahoot)
- Explore Europeana collections and learn about cultural heritage.
- Organize outdoor scavenger hunt game in the city center or other interesting part of your region.
*Most of these activities were organized during the mobilities.