SOUTHWARK’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS RETURN TO THE MARKET TO SELL THEIR WARES
A different type of trader will be operating at Borough Market on Wednesday 14th July, as Southwark’s Young Entrepreneurs return for their fifth year.
Two teams each from Charter East Dulwich and Charter North Dulwich secondary schools were tasked with designing a non-food product that would successfully sell at Borough, as part of a programme run by Southwark Council in partnership with the Market that aims to teach year 10 pupils invaluable enterprise skills.
Following a series of workshops that covered brainstorming, the creation of business and financial plans, marketing and trading standards, the students were asked to create a product that had to be made from recycled or sustainable materials, or have a personalised touch.
The winning products selected to be sold at Borough Market include pendants made from recycled pewter, handmade bucket hats made from recycled clothes, personalised cotton tote bags featuring wildlife designs, and a range of vibrant tie-dye T-shirts. All profits will be donated to the students’ chosen charities, including Trees for Cities, Sealife Trust and London Wildlife Trust.