A key learning outcome of the Kidpreneur Challenge program is to provide safe and secure opportunities for students to develop confidence and interpersonal skills. These skills include customer service, handling money and promoting a product to different audiences (target markets). When Kidpreneurs sell to the general public outside their direct school community these learning outcomes are most effectively realised. The best environment for this is at a local community market e.g. farmers market, book fair, craft market etc. For this reason parents/schools are encouraged to provide an opportunity for students to sell outside of the school premises or at a school event providing a target market of unfamiliar customers. Local markets provide a sheltered environment where kids are exposed to a customer base from the general public under the supervision of teachers and/or parents.
While we recommend selling products at a local market, we do recognise this is not possible for every Kidpreneur. In this case the following alternative locations can be considered
School fetes or school market day
School open day
At other school events where the public attends e.g. a drama production
One-off events in the local area advertising for stallholders e.g. car boot sale, sports events, community fundraising events, community festivals (music, arts, environmental, heritage, cultural etc.)
Outside local shops. With council approval you may be able to set up a stall outside your local supermarket or block of shops where students can sell their products WITH teacher/ parental supervision.