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Llanelli school wins Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition

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Llanelli school wins Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition

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A Llanelli school has made nearly £600 in a day of trading in the town’s outdoor market.

Ysgol Brynsierfel pocketed the money after battling it out with Ysgol Bryn Teg and Ysgol Teilo Sant in this year’s Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition.

They were the winners with takings of £573 which was made selling handmade pictures and celebratory cards.

The two runners up also made money for their school by selling flavoured home-made Welsh cakes and cupcakes.

The annual competition involves setting up a business and turning it into a profitable enterprise. Teams of up to five, Year 6 pupils, must develop a business idea, plan, purchase material/products, brand it and run it themselves on a stall in the outside market for a day.

Each school keeps any profit made during the day.

Carmarthenshire Council’s executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “It was clear to see that a lot of hard work had gone into preparing for the day and the quality of the products was first class. It was a fantastic experience for the children and they certainly had an insight of what it’s like to run a business. I would like to thank the all school staff and Llanelli Town Council for making this happen.”

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