With exam season in full swing, Mallow Chamber has taken the opportunity to revise some basic maths and economics ahead of the 2012/2013 school year. With over 2000 students attending schools in Mallow town alone, the Chamber estimates that the Mallow economy could benefit massively by simply ensuring primary and secondary schools encourage parents to purchase all school materials, from copybooks to uniforms, in shops in Mallow town.
“The matter came to light at one of our regular Chamber meetings”, says Mallow Chamber President Mary Kelly. “We heard that parents and pupils were heading to Cork city to purchase anything from uniforms to art supplies because they were not available in Mallow. Looking ahead to the 2012/13 school year, we thought the timing was ideal to contact the local schools and also encourage local businesses to stock the materials necessary”.
The Chamber asked the principals of the local primary and secondary schools to support the campaign by supplying their school book and equipment list to the Chamber offices where they will then be forwarded to Chamber members to ensure they can be stocked in advance of the new school year.