Event: Young Enterprise Trade Fair, Stone High Street, Saturday, 12 March, 2016,09:00- 16:00.
New products devised by business-minded pupils from Staffordshire schools will be put to the test at a town centre trade fair.
Shoppers in Stone High Street will be the first to see the business ideas of 14 teams competing in the 2016 Young Enterprise competition.
Novel products on show include goods as diverse as glow red safety patches and bespoke hampers.
Competing schools include Haywood Academy, from Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford Grammar School, Alleynes Academy and Walton High from Stafford borough, Madeley, Wolstanton High and Newcastle-under-Lyme School, from Newcastle borough, St Dominic’s, Brewood and the Rural Enterprise Academy, Penkridge.
Sarah da Silva, Chair of Young Enterprise Staffordshire, said: “Each year, business people from companies across the county give their time for free to help mentor our young entrepreneurs.
“The YE school teams have once again excelled with their inventiveness and demonstrated the business skills needed to develop their ideas and bring them to market.
“I’m sure shoppers in Stone will be impressed with the results on show.”
Guests at the trade fair will include apprentices from KMF sheet metal fabrications of High Carr, Newcastle-under-Lyme, who will be collecting money for charities, the county Air Cadets and Canine Partners who provide specially trained dogs to help people with disabilities, and there will be a visit by the Michelin man.
The pupils are taking part in Young Enterprise’s flagship Company Programme where pupils work with business executives and build their own trading companies.
The Staffordshire finals will be held at World of Wedgwood on 23 March, 2016, with the winners moving on to the regional/national final in May and June.
For further information contact Paul Phillips on firstname.lastname@example.org