During Term 2 Birdwood School students explored the topic, ‘Make your idea pay’. As part of the learning, students were encouraged to think like entrepreneurs and come up with products to sell at a Market Day. Each class was given a $40 start-up budget and had to explore ideas for making money.
When Market Day finally arrived on 29 June 2017, the playground transformed into a bustling marketplace with food stalls selling ice cream sundaes, pumpkin soup, fruit kebabs, chop suey, slime, lollies, sausages and bliss balls. Fun activities such as basketball competitions were also organised by students.
Market Day was a festive, family occasion. Many parents and friends of the school came along and joined in on the fun. Everyone had a great time sampling the products on sale and participating in the games on offer.
Birdwood students have learnt that running a small business is far more involved than what they first thought. They discovered through hands-on learning that budgeting and customer service is critical to a successful business. What a wonderful and practical way for our students to learn essential life skills!