The solution for an open can of fiz

Connor and Ian with a can topped with their Leuk Lid.

Connor and Ian with a can topped with their Leuk Lid.

Tuakau College students Connor and Ian have come up with the perfect solution for that half finished and therefore for ever open and at risk of tipping over can of fizzy drink. They invented a bottle top with cap that fits neatly around the top of the can. No more spills and it is much easier to drink from.
All it took was a spilled can in the classroom.
“We had to clean it up and while we did so someone said wouldn’t it be great to come up with something that stops that,” say Connor and Ian. The solution: the leuk lid.
Connor and Ian are part of their school’s management group and took part the Lion Foundation’s Young entrepreneurs scheme. That means they had to set up a business, create a real product, then compile and implement a business plan and make real profit or loss. Their chosen charity to support is the Leukemia Foundation, hence Leuk Lid.
The boys were at the Pokeno market last Sunday to promote and sell their lids at a cost of $3 each. They made colours for their lids that match the various cans to create a seamless fit: yellow, orange, purple, pink, blue, as well as a clear one.
“We made 240 lids and there aren’t a lot left,” they say. At the market customers flocked around them, even when they had packed up and were trying to show The Post their product.
Their ingenious invention doesn’t get them any medals, a prize or a trophy. “Just credit for school,” they say.

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