From edible flower to a citizenship class by bike or a tasty-and-healthy juice – all these products were on display at the business fair for VHL students on 11 June. Students following a course in Entrepreneurship had to launch a business in groups, writing a business plan and organizing promotional activities.
The ENviu Planet award went to Indian Chres, who sold spicy edible plants that are also decorative on the window sill. The students of Sapfabriek were also aiming for this prize. They had worked with an existing factory to improve a juice called Boost your Body by making it as natural as possible. They raised a lot of laughs with an idea they called Boost your Granny – a juice with extra vitamins for the elderly, which is not yet in production.
Last but not least, the VHL People award went to Boerenwijsheid, a group that developed a three-stage course for improving city children’s image of the countryside. A class discussion was followed by a visit to a farm, during which the children could bring sheep to another meadow and taste fresh milk. Back in the classroom, this was followed up with a quiz.
Another nice business in the ‘people’ category was HIP, a Holland integration programme. This was a tour of the Wageningen landscape, to form part of the ‘integration’ course followed by immigrants to the Netherlands.