Lunenburg County students learn about the market

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, May 2, 2024

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Elementary students from Lunenburg and Nottoway classes recently got a chance to learn about buying and selling, as they took part in a Market Day. Hosted by Victoria Fire and Rescue, the project was for students in second through fifth grade. 

During this semester, each student decided on a product that they would create. The students were put into groups and came up with a name for their business and their products. Students created products such as piggy banks from recycled bottles, photo holders, stress balls, pom pom launchers, rock coasters, galaxy bottles, croc charms, jewelry, magnets, slime, pencil holders, and many more. Then during this event, the students were given the opportunity to buy and sell. 

While the “market” was in action, judges walked around and questioned students on their products, businesses, and economic concepts. The students were expected to interact with the judges and conduct themselves in a proper business-like manner. They were judged on originality, profitability, craftsmanship, and advertising. 

First place went to “Poppin Rocks” from Blackstone Primary. Second place went to “The Golden Nuggets” from Victoria Elementary and third place went to “The Panthers” from Victoria Elementary. 

Prior to Market Day the students came up with designs for the currency that would be used at the event. The designs were judged and the winner of the money design was Lyla Jeter from Kenbridge Elementary. Lyla received a bag of goodies donated by Benchmark Bank.