CHESTERFIELD: Youngsters flog it in trade fair

Young Enterprise Fair, the Kiwi team from Brookfield Community School with their tie dyed T shirts, Harry Miles, Matt Vickerman, Ross Nugent and Daniel Neal
Young Enterprise Fair, the Kiwi team from Brookfield Community School with their tie dyed T shirts, Harry Miles, Matt Vickerman, Ross Nugent and Daniel Neal

RIVAL entrepreneurs wheeled and dealed their way to business success in a special school trade fair.

Youngsters from schools across Chesterfield promoted as well as sold their own products in the town centre event.

They had set up their own ventures producing items from safe key covers to tie-die T-shirts, and speedy recipe books to mobile phone covers.

Budding Alan Sugars and Del Boy Trotters at St Mary’s RC High School had formed two teams from 40 interested pupils and were hoping to outshine each other.

Sales person Amy Kimberley, 17, who was on the stall selling home-made key covers to keep keys safe and phones unscratched, said: “There’s been quite a lot of rivalry in school.

“We got out there a lot quicker, they’ve started to pick up a bit now but I still think we are better!”

School teams which took part in The North Derbyshire Young Enterprise Trade Fair last Thursday had been involved at every stage of setting up their companies.

Some members focused on budgets, others attracting sponsors, and more on selling the final product.

Newbold Community School’s team had created a book of recipes from local restaurants such as Nonna’s, Calabria and the Fox and Goose.

Charlotte Wilbourn, 17, added: “It helps people have restaurant food at home.

“We knew we wanted to do something different that involved the local area.”

Brookfield School, Chesterfield College, Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, Mount St Marys College, Netherthorpe School and Tupton Hall School also took part in the event.

Trade stands were judged by local businesse leaders and the top six schools will join the area final in April.