Slippery plan for Lowestoft lads
FOR most 14-year-olds the world of business couldn't be farther from their minds.But two enterprising students from Kirkley High School, in Lowestoft, are convinced they can make money from a rare venture involving a corn snake named Sunny.
FOR most 14-year-olds the world of business couldn't be farther from their minds.
But two enterprising students from Kirkley High School, in Lowestoft, are convinced they can make money from a rare venture involving a corn snake named Sunny.
Alex Wallace and Michael Parker are hoping to create a nest of the slithering reptiles to breed and sell to some of the major pet store companies.
And with an intricately detailed business plan already in place, all Lowestoft Snake Breeding needs to kick off the process is a willing female corn snake.
The pair decided that the plan was lucrative after gaining experience in innovation and creativity through the Lowestoft YES project.
Michael said: 'In year nine I said I wanted to set up a snake business breeding baby snakes so I spoke to Simon Tarr, who is head of enterprise. One of the teachers has got a snake, we tried to breed them but we think they are the same sex, so we had to halt that, but we are trying to find another female corn snake.'
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With a portfolio filled to the brim with information, the pair are prepared with a leaflet ready to distribute to willing customers.
Alex and Michael plan to breed the snakes at Michael's home to begin with before building their 'empire' should it take off.
If you have a female corn snake to breed with Sunny telephone 07590 372295 or 07969 706907.