BUDDING social entrepreneurs from Cramlington have set out a stall selling toiletries and cosmetics in the town to raise money for charity.
The Cramlington Learning Village students designed and made their own selection of soaps and bath-bomb products as part of the school’s Project Fortnight, and tested their products by selling samples to shoppers at Manor Walks Shopping Centre this week, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.
The project has been running in conjunction with Venue – a new state of the art youth centre within Manor Walks where local students can use space in the unit to test market their enterprise projects.
Shopping centre general manager Bruno Coppola said: “There are so many talented young people in Cramlington and we are so pleased to be able to offer these enterprising students an area where they can test market their bright business ideas.
“Helping to nurture young talent is a sure way to help grow the local economy and we hope this is the start of a long lasting and successful relationship between ourselves and local schools, colleges and other community projects.
“We are open to other similar ventures coming forward to promote their talent in the centre.”
Cramlington Learning Village assistant head teacher Jill Travers added: “It is so important that students are given a platform to test their skills in an authentic retail environment.
“We are thrilled with the relationship that we have forged with the Venue project within Manor Walks, which will prove to be vital to our student’s success.”