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Making a Mint May 8, 2008

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http://www.planet-science.com/outthere/mint
Making a Mint is a botany and enterprise project for 7-14 year olds from NESTA’s Future Innovators Team and Planet Science. The competition will see entrants given a free pack of mint seeds and set the challenge of adding as much value to the grown plants as possible. Teams will then sell their minty products whilst recording its activity, including profit and loss, on specially designed balance sheets before the closing date of 6th July. Ideas could range from making and selling mint tea to producing a booklet about 101 uses of mint. With few guidelines, children are being encouraged to be as creative as possible.

At the end of the competition, NESTA will look at the top 50 entries which have made the most money and award a prize to the most creative money-making scheme. Participants will also have the chance to win £1000 for their school in either Amazon or Garden Vouchers.

With the competition designed to educate kids on the science behind growing a plant from seed, as well as teaching them valuable entrepreneurial skills. Packs can be secured by visiting the web address at the top of this post. Youth groups and individual teams can enter.