Hopwood Hall College students in Rochdale demonstrated their flair for retail by setting up a pop-up shop, and designing merchandise to celebrate the town’s heritage.

The learners volunteered for a three-day residential scheme, run by the college, vInspired — a volunteering charity for young people — and the Retail Trust, to gain hands-on retail experience.

Health and social care student Nahida Abasi, 17, said: “It has been a fantastic experience, I didn’t know what business was about before I joined.

“The programme has taught me so much and I’ve really had a great time.”

The students came up with the heritage theme and the idea of producing t-shirts, tote bags, tea towels and posters.

They then enlisted the help of local artists to help them with designs and to find their premises.

Featured image caption: Hopwood Hall students chose a heritage theme for their pop-up shop

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