Pupils strive for profit at market event

Pupils from Swansfield Park Primary school selling their goods at Alnwick Garden Christmas Market.' Picture by Jane Coltman
Pupils from Swansfield Park Primary school selling their goods at Alnwick Garden Christmas Market.' Picture by Jane Coltman
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Enterprising schoolchildren from around the North East took part in a competition to make the most profit on their Christmas market stalls.

The Alnwick Garden teamed up with Virgin Money’s Make £5 Grow project to host the contest, which took place last Friday at the venue alongside the launch of The Garden’s new skating rink.

Pupils from the Duke's Middle School selling their goods at the Alnwick Garden Christmas Market.' Picture by Jane Coltman

Pupils from the Duke's Middle School selling their goods at the Alnwick Garden Christmas Market.' Picture by Jane Coltman

The overall winner, making the most profit, was Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia, while the runner-up was Berwick Academy.

Alnwick’s Swansfield Park Primary School won the Best Salesmanship award, while St Michael’s CofE Primary School took the Best Dressed Stall prize.

The Duke’s Middle School, also in Alnwick, was among the other competitors alongside Monkseaton Primary; Cambois Primary (Most Innovative Idea); Kingston Park Primary; Bedlington Community High School; Cedars Academy; The Grove Special School (runner-up, Most Innovative Idea); and Grasmere Academy.

Toni Dunn, from The Alnwick Garden, who organised the competition, said: “We run our enterprise programme to empower, raise self-esteem and belief in themselves – giving much-needed life skills to our business leaders of the future.”

Pupils from St Michael's Primary School selling their goods at the Alnwick Garden Christmas Market. Picture by Jane Coltman

Pupils from St Michael's Primary School selling their goods at the Alnwick Garden Christmas Market. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Alnwick Garden Christmas Market. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Alnwick Garden Christmas Market. Picture by Jane Coltman