Kings Heath Students Set Out Theier Entrepreneurial Stalls…
More than 145 students will have just five days to devise a new enterprise, create their produce for sale and organise engaging entertainment and marketing tactics to maximise customers visiting their store.
The project will culminate in a public market made up purely of the students hand crafted and up-cycled products held in the Kings Heath Village Square on Friday 25th October from 9.30am – 1.30pm.
All money raised from the students efforts will go to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity to support the great work they do with children from across the country.
This project is being seen as a fantastic opportunity for the young students to make the mark in Kings Heath and the wider city and show the positive contribution they can have to supporting good causes and being active participants in their own community.
Mr Boyes the Head teacher from Queensbridge School, believes that it helps to communicate the ethos of the school in action rather than just words:
“We really love to set our students these kind of tasks at Queensbridge, because getting them out of the classroom environment and setting them free to explore their own creativity and entrepreneurial flair is invaluable.
“We are proud of our school, our community and most importantly our students – they have already shown great integrity, sensitivity and passion for this project and they are all committed to making a successful market, which in turn will raise the maximum amount of funds possible for Birmingham Children’s Hospital – a cause which has effected so many of them and their families directly.”
Moseley and Kings Heath Councillor Ernie Hendricks is particularly impressed with the initiative, as a proud ambassador for Kings Heath and a Governor of Queensbridge school; he believes that not enough is done to highlight all the good that young people do for their school, their families and friends and their community:
“These year 9 students are the epitome of everything great about the young people of Birmingham. I’ve seen first-hand their enthusiasm and dedication to this project and I’m personally looking forward to seeing what they come up with during this week of preparation ahead of their big sale in Kings Heath on Friday.
“Through these students Kings Heath is yet again showing why it is one of the most active, harmonious and creative suburbs in the region and a place that has a strong sense of identity and community spirit.”
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