The development of enterprise skills is the focus of the HSIE II faculty in 2021. Year 10 Commerce have put the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom in the Running a Business unit into practice in real world, workplace situations through a Market Day designed for Year 8 and Year 10 students. Year 10 Commerce were tasked with a challenge to work in groups of four or five to design and create their own business suitable for Year 8 students to purchase at their stall.
Commerce students have been working for a number of weeks, creating an original idea, writing a business plan, undertaking market research, finding and bargaining with suppliers and utilising the marketing mix for their target market to create a profitable enterprise.
A variety of stalls including lolly and sticker stalls, soccer and pass the ball competitions and basketball competitions were on offer for students to use their purchasing power to decide the ultimate winner. Music, creative uniforms and decorations aimed to attract customers to each stall.
Mrs R Reid – HSIE Coordinator