Leeds Kirkgate Market Trip
Year 12 students, studying Creative Crafts, recently undertook a research expedition to Leeds Kirkgate Market to look at artisan crafts and stallholders. The visit forms the basis of a component of their coursework, which is all about starting a new enterprise in today’s market.
The group had a particular interest in artisan food products; they identified three different food enterprises and looked at the range of products that were on sale. The students were encouraged to ask the stallholders questions, such as ‘What makes them successful?’, ‘What risks have they taken over time?’ and ‘How did they develop their product range to appeal to a wider target market?’