THE ROMSEY Makers Market are set to support budding young entrepreneurs at a nearby school.

Year 10 students from The Romsey School, Greatbridge Road, have been challenged to create a product, brand and business plan to pitch in front of a panel of judges.

The students are grouped into teams of ten and the two teams who make it into the final will go head to head in selling their products to the public.

The team who finish with the highest sales will then get the chance to experience real life business at the Romsey Makers Market on July 6.

Kate Hayward and Kerri Brock, who both organise the Romsey Makers Market, are giving students this opportunity to show the town is a community which supports its students.

Kate said: “We are wanting to encourage these young entrepreneurs in the hope that their creativity will inspire for generations to come, just as it has for one of our incredible traders, Annette.”

Kerri added: “Annette is a third generation Crepe paper botanist who also enjoys inspiring others with her workshops which have become increasingly popular.”

A former Romsey school student and soap maker, Emilia Head, will be at the event, as well as Dalton Brock, a 3D print designer from Romsey School.

Another young trader, Adiela Manore, who has just completed her exams at Upper Shirley High School, will also be attending the event.

Residents can see the trading in action at Romsey Town Hall.

Romsey Makers Market has been trading for four months and has even expanded into The Romsey Makers Online Marketplace.