At the end of June I was contacted by The Cotting School, a school for children with special needs, if I’d be willing to participate in their summer program. Every Wednesday they were having a different presentation on some aspect of hygiene. The director wanted to know if I’d come in one afternoon and do a presentation on the history of soap and talk about how soap was made.
I accepted. I’d gotten into soap making because I was researching the history of it. I had all my notes and information on that still. I pulled them out and worked on putting together a presentation. For the second half I put together a series of slides showing the process of making soap. I brought in some of the ingredients I use as well as the equipment. The day before I’d made a small batch so I could bring it in and unmold it and show the students how I cut the soap.
It all went over really well. Then it was time for a Q&A session. I have to say I was amazed by these students. They asked some great questions! Questions that showed they were processing what I’d told them and thinking about how I applied it to my business. They were AWESOME! I have to admit I was a bit nervous going into this. I’d never done a presentation to children before, but it all turned out great!
Yesterday I got to go participate in their “Wares Fair.” The students all work on making different products (note cards, magnets, calendars, dog beds…) and then they sell them. It’s a fundraiser for the school. I was asked to participate and sell my soaps. Many of the students remembered me (so heart warming) and they were all awesome. It was a great day. I’m donating a part of my proceeds to the school. It’s just a small way I can say thank you to them for letting me participate. I’m so blessed to have had this experience.