Four enterprising year 8 students were the first to take the challenge of running their own market stall in the Forest Gate Apprentice 2012 Competition.
After much planning and preparation the girls arrived early to claim their pitch at the market. The morning was cold but bright and the girls got to work quickly so that no opportunity to make a profit was wasted. The students carefully negotiated a pitch with the organisers of the market to make sure they had the best opportunity to sell to the community.
With the position decided the students eagerly set up for business. The girls had chosen to sell some stunning framed photographs that had been taken by the Art Department as part of a BTEC Art project on Natural Forms.
Even as the Year 8 girls were setting up the stall a great deal of interest was already being generated. Then it happened, the first sale was made. The students had not even finished setting up when they sold one of their more expensive pictures. The girls were not content just to sell photographs, they created their own sweet kebabs which were snapped up in less than an hour, all adding to their profits.
Amara, Maryam, Ameerah and Muteeda of 8F did an amazing job and have set a very high standard. We are very proud of them and wish them the best of luck in the competition.
So there you have it. Do you think you can do better? If you do, come and see me (Mr Gillatt) and let me know what you plan to do to win the competition. Remember, the group that makes the most money from their day on the market, spends a day in a top internet office in Camden.
Come on Forest Gate we need you for one of the next 3 Saturdays to show us what you can do.
Mr Gillatt M11