Students show their skills at Norfolk farmers market

The Diss High School students manning the stall in the Market Place with Tony Palmer (centre). The Diss High School students manning the stall in the Market Place with Tony Palmer (centre).

Sunday, March 9, 2014
6:37 PM

High school students joined a Norfolk farmers market on Saturday as part of their studies learning about marketing campaigns and small businesses.

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The business studies pupils at Diss High School set up a stall and organised a number of events to keep visitors entertained in the town’s Market Place.

The event included music, displays, entertainment and special offers and included a display by LK’s School of Dance at Burston.

Two south Norfolk schools, including Wymondham High School, have been working with marketing agency The Lively Crew to stage the events, with the Wymondham pupils holding their stall in the town’s Market Cross.

Valerie Watson-Brown, from The Lively Crew, said: “The thing they have learned is that if they don’t use the local shops they won’t be there for them. The students generally jump on the train to Norwich, they don’t come into Diss at all.”

Diss town councillor Tony Palmer also attended the event.

He said: “I think it is a very exciting event. It is inspiring to see the enthusiasm of the students who are participating and I hope that people will realise and come and support the local traders.”

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