SLIDESHOW – Teenage entrepreneurs do business at Stone Farmers’ Market
Dynamic from Penkridge’s Wolgarston High School, who are selling iPad stands, won the day’s competition.
Stone Farmers’ Market got some new traders this month when the next generation of entrepreneurs came to sell their wares.
The more regular food, drink and craft sellers were joined at the High Street market on Saturday by Young Enterprise teams from Stone, Stafford, Penkridge and Brewood schools.
The teenage teams have been challenged to form a business and devise, market and sell a product or service.
Their ideas this year range from cake stands with a vintage twist and drinks coasters with character to accessories for smartphones and tablets, such as cases and stands to allow users “hands free” use of their gadgets.
The stalls were carefully scrutinised by Young Enterprise judges as part of this year’s competition. They assessed the teams’ financial information, presentation of their stand and product display.
Dynamic from Penkridge’s Wolgarston High School, who are selling iPad stands, won the day’s competition. Alleyne’s Academy’s Ignite, marketing portable phone charging stands, were second and Zoo Beadz from St Dominic’s Girls School in Brewood were third with their ‘zoo bead’ bracelets.
Alleyne’s Academy’s teams, Ignite and drink can cover sellers Empresa, have a tough act to follow as the Stone school has had three county champions in three years and sent two teams to the national finals.