Mak­ing a buck from bowyangs

Central and North Rural Weekly - - DROUGHT -

HE IS only eight years old, but al­ready Am­brose boy Archer Peart is kick­ing off his bowyangs busi­ness in style.

In­spired by his grand­fa­ther to make the boot cov­ers and scarves for a school pro­ject, the Am­brose school stu­dent’s prod­ucts are now be­ing stocked at Aussie Blokes Clothes on Goon­doon Street.

Archer said the idea to pro­duce the boot cov­ers came af­ter watch­ing his grand­fa­ther herd cat­tle on their Am­brose prop­erty.

“Grand­dad and Dad al­ways wear them and I re­ally wanted a pair too,” Archer said.

The busi­ness-boy has put a fun spin on the bowyangs by fash­ion­ing them out of re­cy­cled ma­te­rial.

But he isn’t the only one mak­ing a buck off a great idea.

His peers at Am­brose State School also have the right idea, with stu­dents sell­ing their in­ven­tive prod­ucts at a mar­ket stall yes­ter­day.

The stu­dents had to come up with the idea them­selves as well as source the ma­te­ri­als and work out a bud­get and how much profit they would gen­er­ate.

From peg bas­kets to beef jerky, the stu­dents have been think­ing out­side the box.

Year 2 stu­dent Mil­lie Sell has al­ready made $160 from sell­ing her de­li­cious jam drop bis­cuits.

Prin­ci­pal An­drew Col­lis said the school pro­ject was pre­par­ing the stu­dents for the fu­ture.

“The world has changed a lot and these kids need mod­ern prac­tices that will pre­pare them for life,” Mr Col­lis said.

“They are all think­ing out­side the box, there are no av­er­age ideas on the ta­ble.”

PROF­ITABLE PRO­JECT: Archer Peart was in­spired to make bowyangs for a school task. PHOTO: HAN­NAH SBEGHEN

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