Tycoon kids trade for charity

Bassendean Primary School students, from left, Strawberry Osaki (Year 7), Patrick Knox (Year 6) and Jayde McEwan (Year 6) with some of their craftwares [NAMES OK]
Bassendean Primary School students, from left, Strawberry Osaki (Year 7), Patrick Knox (Year 6) and Jayde McEwan (Year 6) with some of their craftwares [NAMES OK]

The school’s Year 6 and 7 students have been making key rings, photo frames, headbands, hairclips and cards that they plan to sell at the local shopping centre.

Teacher Andrea Webb said any profits from the sales of the handmade products would go to charity.

‘We took part in the Club Kid preneur program where we were sent a kit with different things to make,’ she said.

‘The students then have to go through the design process, make the items, conduct market research, make packaging and set the pricing.

‘They then choose a social cause to send any profits to, including RSPCA, or for homeless people or the Cancer Council.’

Ms Webb said the program aimed to show that children could take steps to help someone in need.

‘The whole process also taught the kids resilience, because not everything works perfectly, and they had to be able to change and adapt,’ she said.

The products will be on sale at a market day at Bassendean Shopping Centre on Saturday, September 20 from 9am to 3pm.

Russell Gibbs, chief executive at property manager Hawaiian, said the shopping centre was keen to support community projects such as this through offering the use of its facilities.

More information at www.|clubkidpreneur.com/ready-set-go.