Trading task for industrious Thetford students
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.”