On Saturday 17th March, Abbeyfield School’s Youth Enterprise Team visited Swindon’s Trade Fair, held at the Outlet Shopping Centre. As part of a national competition, the group have to produce and market a product, which in their case is delicious and healthy smoothies. This precedes their next round, which takes them to the county finals. The group are Abbeyfield Sixth formers Luke Brown, Louis Healey, Scarlett Bashford, James Robinson, Sean Aplin and Victor Close.
The group sold out quickly after very professional service from all, making over £100.
Louis Healey, aged 16, part of the team said: “We are learning about how to set up our own products and achieve a common goal as a collective, while practising a variety of different skills. It was a big success and we sold out of all our products.”
The next step for the team is to distribute their leaflets around Pewsham for their weekly delivery service. Finals for the competition are in May and their teacher, Head of Business and It James Stewart, is very hopeful that they will make it through.