Harrow College raises money with craft market

Harrow Times: College raises money with craft market College raises money with craft market

College pupils tested their retail skills at a shopping centre to raise money for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

Teenagers from Harrow College sold handmade goods at a Christmas craft fair at St Anns Shopping Centre yesterday.

The students sold gifts they have been making throughout the year including photographs and prints, lamps, bags, scarves, ceramics, Christmas decorations and arts and crafts.

Sue Wilson, head of health, arts and wellbeing at Harrow College, said: “The whole experience has increased the students’ confidence in the areas of selling and marketing.

“It’s been invaluable in teaching them how important aspects of retail and product development are to making your creative interests commercially viable.”

Jeff Jackson, centre manager at St Anns added: “We are delighted to welcome Harrow College’s staff and students into the centre to host their craft and gift fair.

“It offered the students great experience in retail, particularly with how busy the shopping centre is in the lead up to Christmas.

"It was a great platform to show case what they do not only to the public but to prospective students too.”

All the money raised from the day’s selling will go towards the helping people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

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2:24pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Sonoo Malkani says...

Another lovely story!How proud Harrow College students have made us feel with this fantastic initiative,showcasin
g their skills to the public,motivating other students and also raising much needed monies for the Victims of the horrific Typhoon HAIYAN which decimated part of the Phillipines.

THIS is the true spirit of Christmas.Actions speak louder than words.They have combined commerce with compassion.What a powerful.practical cocktail.It must have been a fantastic learning curve for them and a delight for all shoppers.

Great to know the Town Centre manager Jeff Jackson welcomed Harrow college staff and students and encouraged their enterprise.Keep up your good works.

Sue Wilson,Head of Health,Arts and Well-being deserves warm congratulations for her efforts and support which have,no doubt,given these students "life skills "---a priceless Christmas Gift which will be with them forever.These are the kind of teachers who leave an indelible impression in our hearts.

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BRIGHT NEW YEAR To You all.
God bless.
Another lovely story!How proud Harrow College students have made us feel with this fantastic initiative,showcasin g their skills to the public,motivating other students and also raising much needed monies for the Victims of the horrific Typhoon HAIYAN which decimated part of the Phillipines. THIS is the true spirit of Christmas.Actions speak louder than words.They have combined commerce with compassion.What a powerful.practical cocktail.It must have been a fantastic learning curve for them and a delight for all shoppers. Great to know the Town Centre manager Jeff Jackson welcomed Harrow college staff and students and encouraged their enterprise.Keep up your good works. Sue Wilson,Head of Health,Arts and Well-being deserves warm congratulations for her efforts and support which have,no doubt,given these students "life skills "---a priceless Christmas Gift which will be with them forever.These are the kind of teachers who leave an indelible impression in our hearts. A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BRIGHT NEW YEAR To You all. God bless. Sonoo Malkani

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