A team of schoolchildren from Highbridge set up a stall at Clarks Village on Sunday to sell their products and tell shoppers about their businesses as part of this year’s Young Enterprise competition.
Making good use of the space kindly donated by Clarks Village, ‘Jaroholics’ from King Alfred School shared samples of the baking treats they made from their gifting jars of pre-prepared ingredients to entice shoppers into buying a jar or two.
The students learnt a huge amount about how to sell their products to the public and gained a lot of confidence taking them forward to the next stage of the competition.
Tracey Prosser, Young Enterprise Area Manager, said: “We’re so grateful to Clarks Village and Landsec and its staff for giving the young students the time and space to promote their businesses in the heart of Somerset.
“I’d also like to thank local businesses for their support for the Young Enterprise scheme and local schools for taking part.”
Young Enterprise is a not-for-profit business and enterprise education charity that supports young people to develop the employability skills that employers demand, by delivering enterprise and financial education programmes in schools, colleges and universities.
The charity makes the connection between school and the world of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed.
Young Enterprise runs a ‘company programme’ where young people make all the decisions, from deciding on the company name and product, to creating a business plan, managing the finances and selling their products at trade fairs.