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January 2, 2014

Successful student business is elementary

North Elementary students sell their wares

LONDONDERRY — Good business sense is elementary in Londonderry.

Fifth-grade students at North Elementary School hosted a business fair on Dec. 19 to teach students all about business, marketing and selling products.

The annual fair has become a popular tradition at the school, giving students a chance to create unique items and sell them to parents, staff and fellow students.

The school’s classrooms and hallways were transformed into a makeshift holiday mall. Students offered buyers a chance to see products like fuzzy animals made from pom-poms, suncatchers, duct tape wallets and jewelry.

Children began the business venture last fall, working in teams to come up with ideas to market and sell to make a profit.

Once the fair arrived, students decorated their booths, set up their wares and offered holiday sales pitches to sell their goods.

Parents, staff and students roamed the school’s halls and classrooms to pick up some last minute stocking stuffers.

Many students opted to donate their earnings to charity this season.

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