iServi News | 4 April 2023 | Term 1, Week 10
This term, our Year 10 students held their annual Market Day as part of their Humanities unit. In groups, students had to come up with a business idea for the day. Each group had to organise not just their idea, but equipment for their stall and create advertising strategies with posters displayed around the school during the lead up to the day.
On the day, the students set up their stalls and welcomed the lunch time rush! There were jumbo cookies, fairy floss, raffles, flavoured popcorn, glitter face painting and lots more, including “Throw the Sponge at the Teacher” which was a hit! Well done to all the Year 10’s on a successful Market Day.
Below is a reflection on the day provided by one of the groups:
On the 16th March in Year 10 Humanities, we were given the opportunity to invest and experience what running a business would be like for one day. With our group members, Abby, Abigail, Judith and Sofia, we had to come up with an idea. We decided on jumbo crumble cookies.
Through facing a rocky start on permanently deciding on our product with our worries surrounding our budget, we weighed our pros and cons and settled on our initial idea.
On the day, we began setting up our equipment and our product to prepare for the actual Market Day which was beginning during lunchtime. We used a prominent and bring colour like pink as our theme to draw attention to our stall and to make it look more appealing.
During lunch time, our stall was surrounded with a large group of customers, all wanting to catch a glimpse of our product. As suspected, our unique decorations set us apart from the rest of the stalls. In the first 10 minutes of Market Day, all our products had been sold; to the dismay of many would-be-customers who wished that they had come sooner.
In conclusion, our stall was very successful. Our group ended up making $133.20 in profit, which is going to charity to help support those in need. We communicated and collaborated as a group to create such a positive outcome and learned lots of entrepreneurial skills for the future.
Abby Armitage, Sofia Bratovich, Judith Yue & Abigail Boni (Year 10).