It is incredible to see what our Year 5 cohort can do with a whole lot of passion and a ten-dollar note. From bath salts and hand-made keyrings to game stalls and more, Year 5 students hosted their annual Market Day this morning to showcase their own businesses as part of their Entrepreneurship program.
The event is a highlight on the Grammar calendar that sees students use their business skills acquired throughout the unit to bring their market stall to life. The cohort sells their products to other Grammar students, staff and parents.
Students worked in pairs with a budget of $10 to develop a business plan, coordinate the planning, design, and create the product, including logo design, marketing and promotion ahead of the Market Day.
Sunshine Coast Grammar School Actin Head of Primary, Mr Craig Angel said that the Entrepreneurship unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience the independence of being a business owner while allowing them to demonstrate their leadership and learn from their peers.
“There is a lot for students to consider when setting up their small businesses but they have been carefully guided through the process to ensure life-long skills are developed and special memories are created,” said Mr Angel.
“We are excited to see what the students have come up with and how they have transferred their knowledge into creating a successful small business.”
All funds raised from the Market Day go towards the School’s community service program, Grammar Helping Hands and their Backpacks Appeal for disadvantaged students.
Well done to all students, staff and parents on another successful Market Day.