Innovation Day at Mandurah Baptist College


The ‘sharks’ were Robyn Binks and Diana Graham from Small Business Development Corporation and Amanda Healy, the Indigenous Business Woman of the Year winner. They are pictured here with students Isla Yeates, Joanna Curtis and Hollie Mann.
The ‘sharks’ were Robyn Binks and Diana Graham from Small Business Development Corporation and Amanda Healy, the Indigenous Business Woman of the Year winner. They are pictured here with students Isla Yeates, Joanna Curtis and Hollie Mann.

IT was a day of innovation at Mandurah Baptist College.

The Year 10 Business/Entrepreneurship class teamed up with Ausum Enterprises to run an exploration activities based Innovation Day.

One activity was the Innovation Game where students were given limited resources and challenged to come up with a new creative product.

The aim of the activities were to stimulate creativity and critical thinking while showing students that they are more than able to create a new invention.

Another activity is the Food Cart, which introduced students to the core elements of business and the year program. Students brainstormed ideas for a food cart business, allocated roles for various aspects of the business, worked in teams and identified target markets for their business.

Once students had performed the tasks they were to create a promotional poster and then to an independent group of Judges (Sharks) and pitched their business. The winning business Chip Buddy won a Microsoft Office 2013 software package.