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PUPILS FLEX THEIR ENTREPRENEURIAL MUSCLE - People's Post

Written by  Mandy King

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THRONGS of visitors are expected to converge on the Rachel's Angels Market Day when entrepreneurs from 20 schools will showcase their talents.

The bi-annual event will be held on Freedom Day, Saturday 27 April, at Stellenzicht Secondary School in Jamestown, Stellenbosch. Among the schools participating are Grassdale High and Silverstream Secondary schools.

Grassdale High pupils have been working on their concept for the past six months. They will be selling jewellery and temporary tattoos.

This is the second time Silverstream will be participating in the event. They will have a variety of handmade bags on sale.

Backed by Media24, Rachel's Angels is an empowerment initiative which runs a mentorship programme in association with Stellenbosch University. Grade 11 and 12 pupils are teamed up with senior student mentors from the university and benefit from regular interaction with students, visits to campus and workshops.

With this year's theme Colour Me Free, the Rachel's Angels Market Day highlights the results of their business plans and demonstrate the power of unity from diversity.

The event has a colourful, festive vibe, with young entrepreneurs demonstrating their newly-gained skills by offering, among others, handmade arts and crafts, jewellery, body art, clothing and notepads, recipe books and phone pouches.

Artists Jimmy Nevis, Tribal Echo, Blackkurrant, SA's Got Talent's Limited Edition and hip-hop group Black Noise will be taking the stage.

Stellenzicht Secondary's award-winning jazz band Cappuccino, freshly-discovered talent from the Stellenbosch Talent360 competition Jillian Williams, and cultural dance group Siyaphambili will also perform.

There will also be jumping castles, face painting, a tug-of-war competition, and a Mr and Miss Rachel's Angels pageant. Adults pay R10 and pupils R5 to enter. Accompanied children under six years enter free.

Contact Sheyaam Hill on (021)9142821.

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