Worthing girls mean business as they try out the market

Claire Smith (sitting) with Rojhana Lama , Abi Rawlings , Elham Husain, Jenny Hirst and Daryl Paul
Claire Smith (sitting) with Rojhana Lama , Abi Rawlings , Elham Husain, Jenny Hirst and Daryl Paul

STUDENTS at a Worthing school received a taste of the business world when they were given the chance to sell products they had made.

Girls from Davison High School, in Selborne Road, who are taking part in the Young Enterprise programme, sold goods they had made to shoppers.

Known as PaperHeart, the girls’ company sold hand-decorated wooden accessories from their stall at the Wednesday market in Montague Street.

Ann Warwick, learning resource centre manager at Davison, said: “It went very, very well and they sold most of their products.

“I think it taught them a lot about selling to the public. It was a fantastic experience for them and they learned a lot, which they are going to write about in a report.

“They are very eager to do it again in the next school holidays.”

Each year, Davison High School enters several companies into the Young Enterprise programme, and this year the school has three companies who are each producing and marketing a product of their choice.

Students run their company as a real business venture, gaining business skills and experiences in the process.

Mrs Warwick said the girls would take part in a Young Enterprise trade fair in March, when other schools would also be selling products.

On April 30, the three companies will attend the Young Enterprise South Downs area finals, where they will compete with other participating schools and colleges.

For more information about the Young Enterprise Programme at Davison School, visit www.davisongirlsschool.co.uk and click “pupils” and then “Young Enterprise” on the left panel.