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 Year 9's Show Off Entrepreneurial Skills at Market Day

 6 September, 2017
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Eight weeks ago, our Year 9 Business and Economics students commenced NAB’s $20 Boss Challenge - an in-school competition, which provides students with $20 of start-up money to create their own business.
 
On Friday 1st September, all their hard work, preparation and organisation paid off, when they delivered a very successful ‘Market Day’ to the teachers and students of Trinity College.
 
Lunchtime in the Marcellin Champagnat Court Yard saw hundreds of students come down to support our Year 9s, purchasing various food and drink items from the 10 different stalls on offer. There was much to choose from, including: McDonalds, Domino’s pizza, Nutella milkshakes, fairy floss, brownies, ice cream sandwiches, edible cookie dough and more.
 
The day brought in over $400 of profit, which will be donated to a local charity, as decided by the Year 9 Business students.
 
Students completed this challenge to allow them the hands-on experience of creating and running their own business. This aligns with a number of components of the Year 9 Business and Economics Achievement Standard for year 9. I am in the process of completing an application for them to be considered in the $20 Boss awards, where we might win $1000 and receive national recognition!
 
I would like to commend every single student who participated in ‘Market Day’, for their infectious enthusiasm, teamwork and ability to perform under pressure. I am extremely proud of you all and look forward to see what your newfound entrepreneurial spirit will bring to Trinity College next!
 
Anna Gustavson
Business and Economics Teacher