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Enterprising students attend trade fair

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Students from Wallace High School recently attended a trade fair in Banbridge, which had been organised by Young Enterprise NI.

Students taking part in the Young Enterprise NI Company programme set up and run a real business and had an opportunity to sell their products to the general public.

Local shoppers were delighted to have the opportunity to purchase some of the creative products on offer and to support these young people as take their first steps into business.

The Wallace pupils had a stall for their ‘Snooze Onesies’, which proved to be very popular.

Under guidance from Volunteer Business Advisers, the students have been developing key skills in business management including entrepreneurship, leadership, communications, human resources and sales.

David Simpson, MP for Upper Bann attended the trade fair.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for young people to get their first taste of business and to develop their idea form original concept to finished product,” he said.

“It allows them to begin with an initial idea then develop a business plan, allocate different areas of responsibility and ultimately to manufacture and try to sell their product.”

For further information and for details volunteering and fundraising opportunities please visit www.yeni.co.uk.

 

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