Students from JBVI attended an enterprise fair with Sage and Sage Foundation to help raise funds towards their volunteer trip to Sri Lanka.
Joining over 50 young entrepreneurs from across the North East, they set up a tasty tuck shop to sell products to Sage employees at the firm’s Newcastle HQ.
The fair was a great success, with lots of young people being able to develop their sales and communication skills, whilst getting a real taste of what it’s like to be a true entrepreneur.
Mr Fox, NCEA Careers and Employability Manager, said: “Having the opportunity to visit Sage and sell their products to employees at such an amazing venue was a fantastic experience for the students.
“This was an important part of the enterprise process since having come up with their product ideas, costed and purchased raw materials, prepared the products for sale and finally boxed everything up to take along to the market they now had to engage with the public to try to sell their merchandise.
“All group members felt a growth in confidence at the end of this project.”
To support Team Sri Lanka with their fundraising visit Team Sri Lanka