Market Day success

Posted on November 20, 2020

Sixteen Year 9 Enterprise teams competed for customers at lunchtime on Tuesday 17 November in the amphitheatre.

Although the Year 12s and 13s were absent, the sunny day brought out all the younger students to taste the delicious products that the students had on display.

Products included such delicacies as French and Japanese crepes, meringues, chocolate skewers, cupcakes and beverages suited to all tastes.  The sausage sizzle was very popular with a unique selling point of being the only hot food option.  The busy team of girls sold all 100 sausages and made a profit of $148.

Market Day is the culmination of the one-semester Enterprise class that gives Year 9 students a taste of Entrepreneurship.  As risk-takers, they invest their own funds and effort into producing tasty innovations for a hungry crowd.  They share the profit among themselves, but also assume the loss if their business is not successful.  Whatever the outcome, the students learn some valuable lessons about starting their own business.