RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — More than 1,500 elementary school students from 24 schools around Central Virginia put what they learned in class to work during ‘Market Day’ at the Siegel Center Tuesday.
Students have participated in a year-long classroom mini-economy program, and ‘Market Day’ was the culmination of their hard work.
Teams of four to five students created homemade products and services to sell to other students. The goal was for them to experience “international trade“ as they did business with citizens from other “economies.“
“It’s a lot different because at Steward we did not have this many people,“ said student Eli Maitland. “All we had was a tiny cafeteria and here it’s just like a big stadium.“
Student businesses with innovative products or outstanding marketing were recognized with awards at the end of the event.