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‘Young enterprise’ teens from Sacred Heart of Mary, Upminster, celebrate success of ‘Sow and Grow’ seeds

Sow and Grow – a product that teaches youngsters where food comes from, promotes healthy eating, brings families together and could put Havering on the world map – sounds almost too good to be true.

But Sacred Heart of Mary’s “Young Enterprise” team is making it a reality – and has already seen the idea bear fruit.

On Wednesday, April 17, the 15 students won a regional heat, beating eight other start-ups from teenagers across Havering and Tower Hamlets.

Sow and Grow is a simple concept – five packets of seeds, with pots, compost and a recipe leaflet.

But it captured the imaginations of the Young Enterprise judges in central London last week.

At a regional heat, the students saw their product beat eight other start-ups created by young people from Havering and Tower Hamlets.

The teens’ company – Aurelia – is now through to the east London heat on May 2. If they win, they could go all the way to the international finals.

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