Business students run own open day

Students Sam Delaney, Kate Willers, Hayley Wrigley, Courtney Cummins and Sherie Purcell. Picture: Jon Hewsonwww.communitypix.com.au d407037
Students Sam Delaney, Kate Willers, Hayley Wrigley, Courtney Cummins and Sherie Purcell. Picture: Jon Hewsonwww.communitypix.com.au d407037

A class of 24 Year 10 students ran activities including zorb balls, bouncy castle, sumo suits, a gigantic inflatable soccer pitch, rugby field and face painting.

They also sold bacon and egg burgers, chips, cakes, slices, pies and sausage rolls, cold and hot drinks, fairy floss and popcorn.

Another class of 10 Year 11 students ran a French and Indonesian cuisine stall for their class.

Business teacher Brad Angelos said the open day was an opportunity for the college and students to be involved in the outside community.

‘The open day gives students the opportunity to have a real life experience in running a business that is not just isolated to the student body,’ he said.

‘Students learn to develop their communication skills, organisational skills, team working skills and time management skills.’

He said most students continued their business education at university or Tafe level to study different aspects of business.

Students had to make or order their own products, hire equipment, advertise/market their business and product and keep financial records.