Cronton Sixth Form business students recently had the opportunity to put their skills into practice when they set up two stalls in Widnes Market. The students were hoping to raise money for their chosen charities as well as gain some real work skills.
The business students were set the task of pricing products and creating the right image for their stalls with merchandise kindly donated by businessman Paul Ward from local company Paragon PE, who has worked with the Business students at the College previously with a ‘Student Trade’ project.
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Paul said, “This was a great opportunity to support young students in our local area. We are always happy to provide advice and assistance to the future entrepreneurs via the Student Trade concept.”
The students sold products ranging from pet shampoo to hand sanitizer to local Widnes shoppers at the market during one day last week, raising over £400.00 for the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research and the RSPCA.
John Hill, Business Tutor at Cronton Sixth Form said, “The students had a great day at Widnes Market. They learnt a tremendous amount during the day and gained loads of hands on experience. I would like to thank both Ian Goodall at Widnes Market and Paul Ward for their support with this project. The students were both professional and inspired during the day and were really pleased with the money they raised for their chosen charities.”