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Roll up, Roll up! Young Trader’s take over SBM!

Roll up, Roll up! Young Trader’s take over SBM!

8 local students sold their hearts out at their very own market stall, and taught us all a thing or two in the process!

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If you follow us on social media you may have heard that we were holding our first ever Young Trader Competition. Partnered with Greenside Primary School as part of their ‘Specialist Programme’, we gave 8 bright and bubbly students the chance to experience what it’s like to be a market trader.

Provided with a table and stock donated by our existing traders, our young protege’s went out for the morning and showed us all they truly had the ‘gift of the gab’! Each and every one of these students exceeded the expectations of management, customers and traders alike, throwing out some great one liners and teaching us all a thing or two about market banter! Having made themselves a pretty penny (and they earned every bit!) let’s recap on how the day went down…

A crash course in trading

A crash course in trading

First our traders were given a crash course in the art of market trade. Led by the market manager (and with a little help from YouTube) they learnt all about the ‘art of the pitch’.

Setting up shop!

Setting up shop!

Supplied with a variety of produce and fresh fruit and veg, we asked our young traders to set up their stall how they thought best.

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The group was then split into two teams of 4. We had been told that our young traders had been watching The Apprentice in order to prepare for the day, so, in true form of the TV show a team leader was picked and a friendly competition was introduced. All went swimmingly until it came to the ‘board room’ where we all learnt we didn’t have the cut throat nature to axe any one from the teams, so…

… on to group trading it was! Our students sure weren’t shy when it came to pulling in the customers and making a sale. Drawing them in with infectious energy passers by had no choice but to purchase something! With some great one liners like ‘ A little spice to funk up your rice’ and ‘How about a banana to turn that frown upside down’ watch some of the highlights below;

 

After a great morning, the students had a tour around the market. They met some of the owners of our longest standing businesses and learnt about our history from the people who have been a part of it. Sure not to leave these loveable scamps empty handed, our traders were handing out drinks, sweets and even falafel’s to show our appreciation for them coming by and joining the market. Fingers crossed we’ll be able to get this amazing bunch back for a Christmas event too!

A huge thanks to Greenside Primary School and their lovely students for coming by, you made our day!

If you are a local school/community group that would like to work with us, please contact shaherazadfayyaz@wellingtonmarkets.co.uk

Models of Diversity Are Calling YOU

ezgif.com-cropCASTING COMPETITION LAUNCHED TO FIND THE FACE OF SHEPHERDS BUSH MARKET

The well-known campaigners for greater diversity within the fashion industry, Models of Diversity (MoD), has announced a competition to find the ‘Face of Shepherds Bush Market’ to take place on Saturday 12th September between 1pm and 4pm.

Ahead of London Fashion Week, MoD is giving local people the chance to embrace their inner fashionistas and become models for the day in a special fashion show event at Shepherds Bush Market on Saturday 3rd October. The catwalk will demonstrate the fashion offering of Shepherds Bush Market, including fabrics and garments chosen by a professional stylist and unveiled by dazzling models of all races, backgrounds, ages and sizes.

Open to everyone, the casting competition will be held in the New Market Area – most easily accessed from the Uxbridge Road end of the market- where a panel of judges will decide two entrants to become models for the catwalk show.

The winners will receive fierce catwalk training and a pampered photoshoot by MoD’s professional and experienced team, before dazzling the crowd on the big day in October. They will wear a number of catwalk collections and hidden gems from the garments, accessories, shoes and jewellery available from within the diverse market.

Shepherds Bush Market has long been famous for fabric and fashion, a tradition that goes back almost 100 years, and is right on London’s doorstep.

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While you’re at it visit Models of Diversity at: http://www.modelsofdiversity.org/ or get social with them on Twitter via @ModsOfDiversity