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Enterprising projects prove appetising

13 Sep 2019

Food was the biggest winner at the fourth annual market day held by Year 10 students at College on Friday 13 September.

Snow cones and brownies, milk shakes and chips, venison burgers and pancakes, and a whole lot more were on sale in the Chapman Room as the wider school supported the Innovation and Enterprise students in their business ventures.

For the preceding five weeks more than 80 boys, working in groups of up to five, worked on their business proposals.  They each produced a full financial plan for their proposition -- and will provide a team marketing report on its completion, taking into account their projections and whether or not they met their goals.

Commerce teacher Graeme Christey said each project represented a real life business venture, and the results of the boys’ work made up 35% of their final grade.

As well as food, other projects included a raffle with a first prize of three nights in Wanaka, a tutoring app connecting juniors with senior mentors, and a basketball shoot.

Ideally, all the projects made a profit for their teams, which in turn learnt much about the practicalities of business and honed their accounting skills in the process.

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