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Plymouth school pupils display their products at trade fair

STUDENTS from schools across Plymouth displayed their own products at a trade fair in the city.

A group of ten teams turned out for the event, which was part of the national Young Enterprise scheme.

The Devonport High School for Girls team ‘Interlink’d’, who did live painting on the day and sold printed Plymouth merchandise.

The items on display included a recipe book, bath products, paintings and a smartphone application for homework.

The teams were judged by members of the Plymouth business community. The winning team will be announced at an awards night at the Duke of Cornwall hotel on Wednesday, April 24.

Morven Maclean, Plymouth manager for Young Enterprise, said: “As well as delivering aspects of work-related learning under the national curriculum, the Young Enterprise programme has been proven to help young people in developing key skills and to enhance their employability and enterprise capabilities.

“The programme continues to enjoy great success with the schools and their students in Plymouth and we are grateful to everyone who supported this year’s team on the day of the trade fair.

“Despite the terrible weather, the teams all did really well, with some taking more than £200 on the day. The All Saints Academy team, who developed, tested and printed a recipe book, were even approached by someone from the market who was interested in selling their product on an ongoing basis.”

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