Summer Fair Trade
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A range of unique products, born of the innovative brains of our Year 10 students, will be available to the public on Saturday 7 July at Emmanuel's annual Summer Fair. Every year the PTA event welcomes hundreds of visitors to participate in the fun and games, and, following the success of last year, the students spent the week brainstorming, manufacturing, marketing and perfecting the projects, embraced as a part of Activities Week.
As others were jetting off to Rome, Switzerland, Holland and Germany, Year 10 undertook the challenge of Enterprise Week, an experience that not only improves knowledge and awareness of business and marketing, but gives students the opportunity to embrace projects independently and exercise their initiative. The week began with a virtually blank canvas; each group was given an area of retail, ranging from textile projects to photography, and was expected to draw up spreadsheets and power-points to organise their £100 budget.
With the support of lectures from the Army and Andy Redfern, co-founder of Ethical Superstore, students grew in enthusiasm as the week progressed, and by Friday the Main Hall was filled with colourful stalls and excited faces, all displaying the fruits of a week of hard work. From key-rings to bird houses, cakes to personalised t-shirts, these products will be sold at the Summer Fair from 10am, with half of all proceeds going to the teams' chosen charities.
Mary Winn 10 Schneider and Sarah Bond 10 Maclean