College showcases budding entrepreneurs
The students had to work in groups to design, produce and sell a product of their choice, with the aim to introduce the budding entrepreneurs to the business world.
Year Seven and Eight Dean, Mrs Preeti Walia, explained that she had never seen the students so enthusiastic and hungry for success.
“These students took ownership and just ran with their ideas. They really wanted to succeed with their business, which was so great to see. We hope that by the time they go through to Year Nine and Ten it has helped create an idea of what they would like as a career, so that once they reach the NCEA levels, they can focus on subjects that will lead them to that.”
The students made their own decisions, solved problems, met deadlines and were able to engage with their local community.
“The Market Day was about an authentic, active and hands on learning experience. The role of the teacher was to be a mentor and to be their facilitator. We have been working with the students in groups, listening to their ideas, monitoring their progress and helping with feedback and advice. This all helped the students meet their deadlines and run a successful mini business enterprise.” Businesses included many food stalls, games and produce stands, as well as the traditional sausage sizzle and White Elephant. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post