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Students become traders for the day

Students from Wakefield College hold a market stall in Pontefract to sell bird boxes that they have made.
Pictured: Students Jack Murgatroyd and Chris Williams.
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Students from Wakefield College hold a market stall in Pontefract to sell bird boxes that they have made. Pictured: Students Jack Murgatroyd and Chris Williams. p307b408

Young people put their creative and business skills to good use when they became market traders for the day.

The students were given the chance to run a stall at Pontefract Market on Wednesday, February 26.

They spent more than a month creating a number of handmade products – including bird nest boxes, wine bottle holders, Easter cards and scented candles – in their spare time to sell on the stall.

Five acts performed at The Buttercross and entertained shoppers with songs, including ones they had written at college.

The students also had to come up with a business plan outlining how they would run the stall.

The youth market, which could become a monthly fixture during term-time, was run in partnership with Wakefield Council and Wakefield College. It was aimed at giving students a chance to develop their business skills and selling techniques and was the first of its kind in the district.

Coun David Dagger, cabinet member for culture, sport

 

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