Trading task for industrious Thetford students

Students set up a market stall at Thetford Market, selling products they had made themselves, for Young Enterprise's Tenner Challenge. ANL-150319-131836001
Students set up a market stall at Thetford Market, selling products they had made themselves, for Young Enterprise's Tenner Challenge. ANL-150319-131836001
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Fourteen Thetford students tried their hand at market trading on Saturday, March 14 for Young Enterprise’s Tenner Challenge.

The Thetford Academy and Redcastle Furze Family School students were given £10 to create a business in a month.

The 10 to 16-year-olds, who attend Keystone Development Trust’s Work Club and The Benjamin Foundation’s Meet Up Group, sold homemade cakes and jewellery, fresh popcorn and hand-decorated phone cases at Thetford Market.

Tom Gaskin, Keystone’s school work club leader, said: “The Tenner Challenge has provided a fantastic opportunity to give students a taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur.”

Mike Towndrow, manager of Meet Up, said: “It has given the young people we support a real insight into the world of business and what is needed to be successful. All the real world experiences they have learnt and developed from.”