Harborough Market kicked off Love Your Local Market 2018 with a live HFM broadcast at the Food Fair on the town square, inviting people to tune in or come down to support the traders and learn a little more about them. This was part of a wider community project involving a local school. Harborough Market Manager, Sairah Butt explains more.
“On the 22nd May, the market opened its doors to 56 children from Meadowdale Primary School.
“I had previously been into the school to talk to Cherry and Oak class who learned about the history of the market and were set a challenge to write or draw what they love the most about their local market. These were displayed in the market and were part of a wider classroom display. The submissions were judged in a competition by Councillor Neil Bannister, Leader of Harborough District Council.
“The pupils also had a tour of the market, met the traders and had a go pitching on the fruit and veg stall where they picked up some items to make a fruit salad at the school.
“We also invited children to come along to the market on Thursday 31st May for a Star Wars crafting event. Running alongside the weekly Craft Market, children had a go at making a light sabre or a mask.
“It was great to see the enthusiasm of the children who were very interested in the market and how it is run.”
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