Valley View Elementary students created this work of art from recycled products. Photo supplied

Young entrepreneurs host sale day

Students at Valley View Elementary have been challenged to create saleable products from recycled and repurposed goods — which they will exhibit and sell at the school on Wednesday, May 9.

Three classes of Grade 6/7 students received tips from Gayle Bates, the waste reduction educator at the Comox Valley Regional District, enabling them to select, create and market ‘green’ products.

Students are participating in a Junior Achievement British Columbia (JABC) program called Business of Our Own, where they choose, finance, market and sell a product of their choice within a four-week period.

Along with Bates, Courtenay professionals and business owners have shared life and work experience with the students. They include Jenny Deters, Design Therapy; Erika Nessman, BMO; and Coralee Katzberg, Freedom 55.

The sale days runs from 12:45 – 2:30 p.m. at the Valley View gym, 2300 Valley View Dr. in Courtenay. A portion of proceeds from the sale will go to a charity of the students’ choosing.

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