South Coast Baptist College students get prepared for future business

Year 8 students Seth Green, James Webb, Daniel Arunachellum, Jake Forsyth, Roy O'Neill and Conan John with Facilitator Jed Saville
Year 8 students Seth Green, James Webb, Daniel Arunachellum, Jake Forsyth, Roy O'Neill and Conan John with Facilitator Jed Saville

A GROUP of students from the South Coast Baptist College were coming to grips with solving real-world problems this week as part of a NextGen business project.

A team from Illuminate Education in Tasmania visited the school to deliver the program.

Head of English James Trimble said the students worked in teams of seven and had to come up with business solutions and create proposals, budgets and marketing plans for the product or service.

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“Students pitched their ideas to a panel of judges who will decide upon the winning team on Friday,” he said.

“Over the course of the four days, students heard from visiting business leaders about their own experiences.

“They were also provided with insights that students can use to assist them with their NextGen project and their own future entrepreneurial endeavours.”

Mr Trimble said the challenge covered multiple aspects of the Australian Curriculum and focused on 21st century skills such as creative innovation, teamwork, communication and inquiry skills.