Pupils’ gifts on show at trades fair

WALLETS, purses and roses made from duct tape will be just some of the gifts on sale at a special trades fair being held in Huntingdon on Saturday (December 1). The items have all been made by senior school children in Huntingdonshire as part of the Young

WALLETS, purses and roses made from duct tape will be just some of the gifts on sale at a special trades fair being held in Huntingdon on Saturday (December 1).

The items have all been made by senior school children in Huntingdonshire as part of the Young Enterprise (YE) scheme.

Pupils have set up their own businesses to develop, make, market and then sell products, which customers can buy this weekend at the Commemoration Hall, High Street, Huntingdon.

The fair, which is sponsored by Huntingdonshire District Council and the Huntingdon branches of Costa Coffee, Thornton's and Marks & Spencer, is open from 10am to 3.30pm.

Director of asset management for Anglian Water and chairman of the Huntingdonshire YE board, Chris Newsome, said: "The fruits of their hard work and endeavours will be on display at the fair for all to see.

"It will also be an opportunity to buy some great Christmas presents.

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"These young people are getting invaluable experience at running their own companies. They have to work as a team, make business plans, research their products and be able to market them.