Accessible Page Links


Page Tools

Main page Content

Business Enterprise Day - In its 10th year!

23/06/2015

Students are leaping at the chance to spend an exciting day in the life of an entrepreneur.  

Year 10 Business Studies students will launch their innovative ideas and sell their products to the school community.

As part of a culminating activity students have completed a comprehensive Business Plan and are ready to release their tasty treats to the market place. Food stalls have been set up to entice customers and the student business teams are primed to turnover a profit.

As part of the learning process students have taken on different roles including Managing Director, Finance Manager, Production Manager and Marketing Manager.  They have planned their business from scratch, deciding on what to create and sell, sourcing and purchasing ingredients, and finally coordinating the presentation of stalls.

The ultimate goal is for each business to earn a profit. Students will then donate this money to the Friends of Himalayan Children, the humanitarian organisation. The participating students met with Som Tamang, the organisation’s founder last term and are compelled to assist his village after the Nepal earthquake.

The program is now in its 10th year and is always a fast-pasted, exciting and successful event with over 600 students attending. One of the organising teachers, Mr Tyrone Gordon commented that “A lot of preparation and hard work goes in to this project but it is great to see students strive and achieve in a real-world scenario".

All of the business ideas and associated team names provoke thoughts of popular and delicious food, like Mama’s Pancakes and Sausage Festival. Some of the business teams have a cultural influence to their names and ideas, like Frappe Café and Nacho average Nacho, while another has a sneaky science twist; Nitro Dots.

Experience the pioneering ideas and culinary delights at Crosswell Hall on Wednesday 24 June.