Maitland High School was transformed into a community market hub on Saturday as art and culinary skills combined with commercial know-how at the 2018 Magpie High - Twilight Markets.
Staff and community members have been working alongside a group of 35 students to help develop their concept of a marketplace.
Food, coffee, recycled products, artworks, Christmas gifts and more quirky items were on sale and there were plenty of people on hand to grab a bargain.
From the artists’ camp Zach Cooper, Camryn Howard and Shayn Webber-Faulkner found themselves a little stunned at the amazing response to their artwork.
Budding entrepreneurs Phebe Hague and Daniel Delaney admitted that given the quality of their schoolmate’s work it didn’t take much spruiking to produce plenty of sales and hopefully an on-going market for the talented trio of artists.
Maitland High principal Paula Graham said the markets helped students build vital skills beyond the school curriculum.
“The latest research from the Foundation for Young Australians shows that creativity and entrepreneurship are key capabilities that young people will need as they move into adulthood,” Mrs Graham said.
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