Students keep calm and win customers
STUDENTS from a Weston- super-Mare school gave the stars of The Apprentice a run for their money after setting up a stall as part of a business project at Bristol's Cabot Circus.
Broadoak College Year 10 students, Alex Hopkins, Ben Clatworthy, Chloe Williams, Jamie Smith. Michael Saunders, Oliver Thomas, Joe Brett, Holtby, Thomas Lloyd Evans and Ewen Kennedy, calling themselves Ultimate Enterprise, set up a stall at the South West Trade Fair at Cabot Circus.
Their mission for the day was to sell their popular Keep Calm key rings for £1.
The students were determined to be as independent as possible, travelling to Bristol by train and making their way to the shopping complex to set up their stall.
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Just like the BBC programme The Apprentice, the students divided themselves up into groups with different responsibilities, arranging the display, finding customers and selling.
Student Alex Hopkins said: "Sales were brisk to start with, one customer buying six key rings. We all took turns in selling and became very competitive, it was great fun."
Broadoak College teacher and Young Enterprise Group mentor, Stella Burgess, said: "The students were quite anxious about selling to the general public."
But she added: "They worked tirelessly throughout the day selling over £140 worth of items.
"The money raised will be put back into the company to develop the products they are making further."