Entrepreneurial Alkimos students discover it’s a serious business having fun

Oliver Toughill, Josh Schoeman and Adrian Manyere.
Entrepreneurial Alkimos students discover it’s a serious business having fun
Entrepreneurial Alkimos students discover it’s a serious business having fun
Entrepreneurial Alkimos students discover it’s a serious business having fun
Entrepreneurial Alkimos students discover it’s a serious business having fun
Oliver Toughill, Josh Schoeman and Adrian Manyere.

STUDENTS displayed their entrepreneurial skills at a school market in Alkimos recently.

St James Anglican School Year 5/6 students worked as individuals or in pairs to set up businesses for the October 21 market stall day.

Having developed their business idea, created posters and TV adverts, the students set up stalls to sell their products, which included bath bombs, handmade books and card games, plants, candy, friendship bracelets and cakes.

There was also a basketball challenge, photo booth and soccer shoot-out.

“This project was the culmination of a lot of hard work by the Year 5/6 class over the past few weeks,” teacher Dan Mornement said.

“The work has linked important areas of the curriculum, including economics, business, mathematics and technology in a fun and creative environment.

“The atmosphere at the market day was fantastic. There was a real buzz in the air as the whole school community was able to come together and have fun, whilst supporting the Year 5/6 class.”

Principal Adrian Pree said it was an enjoyable event that brought all students together to participate in learning.

“I am really proud of the effort the Year 5s and 6s put into their creative business ideas and the quality of their market stalls was outstanding,” he said.

Students Bella Peut and Becky McHugh said working out how much money they had to spend to set up their business was the hardest part.

“When the Pre-primary to Year 4s came to play our game, they looked like they were having fun and enjoying themselves, which made it very rewarding to do,” they said.