Come along to youth trade fair

​Date: 10/02/2015

People are invited to come along to the next Young Enterprise Trade Fair - the first to be hosted by the Council.

The event takes place on Saturday 14 February from 9am - 4pm and is being held at on the precinct in Wakefield. It will give people the chance to purchase a range of unique gifts from students attending secondary schools across West Yorkshire.

Some of the products on sale at the stalls include retro vinyl clocks, customised photographic mugs, handmade woolly hats as well as fair trade items such as notebooks, soaps, and bath bombs.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills said: "This Fair will showcase a range of innovative hand made products made by young people which could be the perfect gift for someone special this Valentine's Day.

"I am very pleased that we are able to host the Young Enterprise Trade Fair at Wakefield Market. Nurturing the talent of young people is an important part of helping them develop their skills for the future."

A total of 18 schools are taking part, including one based in Wakefield – the Pennine Community School. As well as creating some of their own products or services, students have also developed their own business and marketing plans to set up and run their own company for a year.

Each team of students will have their products and sales judged, with a winner going forward to the national competition. They will also win a trophy which will be presented by Cllr Jeffery at the event.

There will be an information stand at the event for any local schools or colleges who would like to get involved in future events as a part of the scheme.

Young Enterprise is the UK's leading enterprise and financial education charity helping to support young people's development of employability. They work with youngsters aged four to twenty five years of age.