The Year 8 Humanities class has been studying Economics and Geography this Semester. They were given the task of setting up a company, planning and producing a product, marketing and selling their product at a Market Day held on Wednesday 13 June. The profit from their business enterprise, after they have repaid their capital loan, contributes funding to the improvement of the outdoor quadrangle in the Endeavour area.
The students put in an awesome effort and produced some fine food and beverages on the day. The burgers, loaded fries, hot chocolates and sushi were superb! Everyone sold out of their product and each group made a profit. A successful business effort!
Just as important was the great team experience of working together under some extreme pressure on the day. On reflection, some students commented that working in a business was hard work! It was definitely a learning experience.
Credit goes to those teams who were well prepared and thought ahead. Credit also goes to those who problem solved together on the day as they faced high demand and limited supply! There were also some groups who worked on after school to continue to sell produce.
Total class profit for the day was $863.65. The group with the highest individual profit was “Ye Olde Dutch Oven”, selling a traditional favourite, poffertjes, from their windmill café stall.
We all wish to thank the school community for their support and patience on the day. Thanks to the parents who helped carry the shopping, allowed the borrowing of items, calmed stressed students and helped out on the day. We couldn’t have done it without you all!