The students from Year 6 have
been learning all about starting a small business as part of the Student
Entrepreneurship Challenge. Over the last term, the students learnt how to
write a business plan, conduct market research, create prototypes and develop
budgets and logos with the unit culminating in a Student Entrepreneurship
Marketplace. The marketplace was an opportunity for students to tell potential
investors about their product, the profit margin and the charity that the
proceeds would be going to. The ideas were inspirational and varied in design
and need, including ‘stress-ball bookmarks’ to assist those studying for exams
and a new version of ‘Yu-gi-oh!’ cards designed for girls as well as boys. Parents
of students in Year 6 who have their own businesses offered their assistance as
guest speakers and mentors, sharing their own stories of challenge and success.
The Student Entrepreneurship
Challenge incorporates Economics and Business, Mathematics, English and The
Arts learning areas of the Year 6 curriculum.