Making a difference with the power of plants

Potanical TWGGs web

Enterprising students at Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar are harnessing their skills in business and design to support St George’s Childcare.

The Year 12 students are making and selling painted pots and succulent plants through their new Potanical business. As well as bringing a splash of colour to people’s homes, a percentage of sales of the pots will go towards our children’s charity.

The project is part of the Young Enterprise scheme, which enables school pupils to develop skills and knowledge about the world of work. Potanical will also be delivering pot-painting workshops with St George’s holiday club. Customers will be able to buy the children’s unique designs and help support St George’s at the same time.

Fundraising and Development Manager Ellie Stewart said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen as Potanical’s charity. Many TWGGs students have volunteered with us in the past year, so it’s great to see we’re continuing that connection.

“All the funds raised through this initiative will go towards providing subsidised childcare to local families in need, and helping to improve our nursery for all our children.”

CEO Olivia Green said:

“At Potanical, every pot we create is handmade and uniquely designed, allowing each pot to have its own story.

“We are collaborating with St George’s Childcare to encourage creativity among young people in our local community. We will be running pot-painting workshops to demonstrate how looking after our environment is not only imperative but also great fun!”

You can follow Potanical at @POTANICAL_YE

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