Recently, Year 9 Commerce students at La Salle Catholic College Bankstown, had their first taste of becoming entrepreneurs. As part of their study of Commerce, students have been learning about how to run a successful small business.
Students were asked to plan a unique business idea, promote their products and run the business on Market Day. Commerce students ran incredible Market Day stalls selling a range of products from homemade Sushi, fresh burgers, loaded fries, bubble tea and an amazing range of fresh desserts!
This year businesses were required to be COVID safe by wearing gloves and masks while interacting with their customers to ensure utmost safety. All businesses were 1.5 metres apart and all students were encouraged to socially distance when interacting with businesses. Assistant Principal, Ms Leonie Dowd took the important role of Work Health and Safety Officer to ensure hygiene and COVID safe practices applied at all times.
The Commerce students were delighted with their business success and found the learning experience to be highly valuable. Diala Daoud in Year 9 stated that "Market Day was one of the best experiences I've had at La Salle Catholic College yet! I felt very nervous but at the same time very excited about running my burger stall. However, we received so much great feedback from our fellow peers and teachers about our business. What I enjoyed the most was learning that our business was one of the many businesses that sold out really quickly on the day. We also managed to make $110 dollars which made my group and I proud!".
Students generated an outstanding $1,530.05 in revenue, all of which has been donated to the Lasallian Mission.
The College is looking forward to the business ideas our current Year 8 students will develop for Market Day in 2021!