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Sperrinview Special School, Dungannon

'Handy Heart' proves a 'Handy Hit'!

8th Feb 2019

Sperrinview's Young Enterprise company, Greenfingers, designed and manufactured an innovative new product to add to their ever-expanding portfolio of products. The concept of the 'Handy Heart' was developed with the Valentine's Day market in mind. Working on the theme of 'Packaging with Purpose', the team sought to develop an attractive product that could be reused after fulfilling it's original purpose as a holder for three round truffles. The 'Handy Heart' is essentially a 'trinket holder' that can be used in the home eg. office, bedroom and bathroom.

Greenfingers brought sixty Handy Hearts to The Young Enterprise Trade Fair in Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon on Friday 8th February and sold out in half an hour! The team were delighted with their success but the cherry on the cake was when Greenfingers was named as the 'Best Overall Team', during the announcing of the competition results. Greenfingers beat off stiff competition from five other teams to win this award!!

Greenfingers are no strangers to competition success having won this award and others on previous occasions. They now have their 'hearts' fixed on the big competition win of the year. Greenfingers will compete against two other schools in the Young Enterprise presentation and interview competition where they'll have to present and be interviewed by a panel of three judges all on their own! The competition will take place in late February 2019, however they won't know the outcome for a few weeks after. Wish Greenfingers Good Luck next time you see them...