On Thursday 5 August our Senior VCAL students ran a successful Winter Market over recess and lunchtime. The market was part of the students' 'Doing business' theme and VET Certificate II in Business. The students are developing micro businesses and are given the opportunity to each create a business plan and pitch ideas to teachers and peers to gain the start-up investment.
Students made a wide range of products including candles, ceramic mugs, macramé products, paracord bracelets, screen printed T-shirts, fruit smoothies and sorbets. Through this, students have learnt entrepreneurship skills in creating websites and marketing along with vital 21st century skills of teamwork, problem solving and communication.
On the day, they also sold hot drinks and pastries from the Mercy — Catherine's Cafe van, which are always popular.
Money raised is reinvested into Catherine's Cafe, ensuring our van can continue to support the local underprivileged on Tuesday nights. Well done to all involved and a big thank you to those who supported the businesses.