ROMSEY Primary School will tomorrow host a night market, giving students an opportunity to work as a business to complement their in-class learning.

Organised by years five and six students, the market will provide an opportunity to learn about economics and business in a real-world setting, with the students learning about how goods and services are produced and distributed as part of the current curriculum.

Products handmade by the students with an awareness of recycled materials will be on sale to the school and community members.

Romsey Primary School year five and six teacher Jacinta Perryman said the students were excited to work as business operators.

“The students are excited to run the stall, when the market last ran four years ago, they were buying items from the year five and six students at the time and now they can run their own stalls,” she said.

“We’re hoping parents stick around after pick-up and have a look at what’s on offer, and we’re hoping community members will come down and maybe buy some items as well.

“Other schools will also have the opportunity to come and buy things if they would like.”

The students will be able to put into practice what they have learned about costings, business plans, schedules, money, percentage discounts, advertising features and influences, and time management among other elements.

On sale at the market will be items such as recycled material bags, pencil holders, stickers, origami, and playdough.

Profits from the market will be distributed to the school and a yet-to-be-determined charity.

The market will be tomorrow from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Romsey Primary School.

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