On Thursday 5th February, eleven excited pupils along with Miss Bingham, Mrs Graham and Mr Harvey travelled to Ballygowan where “The Old Mushroom Factory” used to be. We were welcomed by Mrs Alix Mulholland, the owner of Bog Standard who showed us around and answered lots of questions about her very successful business.
Bog Standard sells a beautiful range of candles, soaps, hand creams, hand washes and other home fragrances. The luxury products are extremely popular and sold all over the world.
When we entered the factory there was an amazing aroma of the combined fragrances and it was a great experience to discover the inspiration behind all the products on display.
Mrs Mulholland has very kindly given the mini enterprise group, the opportunity to design their own packaging for a selection of Bog Standard soaps. We will then market and advertise the product around the classrooms at school and we are sure everyone will want to purchase some of the gorgeous soaps available.
The Mini Enterprise will have lots to do in the next few weeks but it will be an exciting time as everyone gets to work on the business.
Many thanks to Mrs Mulholland at Bog Standard for her help; we certainly enjoyed our trip!