Berwick Academy takes runners-up spot

Enterprising schoolchildren from around the North East took part in a competition to make the most profit on their Christmas market stalls.

Monday, 21st November 2016, 2:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 11:27 am
Pupils from Berwick Academy selling their goods at Alnwick Garden Christmas Market. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Alnwick Garden teamed up with Virgin Money’s Make £5 Grow project to host the contest, which took place last Friday at the venue alongside the launch of The Garden’s new skating rink.

The overall winner, making the most profit, was Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia, while the runner-up was Berwick Academy.

Alnwick’s Swansfield Park Primary School won the Best Salesmanship award, while St Michael’s CofE Primary School took the Best Dressed Stall prize.

The Duke’s Middle School, also in Alnwick, was among the other competitors alongside Monkseaton Primary; Cambois Primary (Most Innovative Idea); Kingston Park Primary; Bedlington Community High School; Cedars Academy; The Grove Special School (runner-up, Most Innovative Idea); and Grasmere Academy.

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Toni Dunn, from The Alnwick Garden, who organised the competition, said: “We run our enterprise programme to empower, raise self-esteem and belief in themselves – giving much-needed life skills to our business leaders of the future.”