There was a carnival atmosphere at Comet Bay College recently as our Year 8 students hosted their annual Trade Fair.
The event included more than 50 stalls selling a range of goods and services, including bookmarks, origami, portraits, face painting and a host of carnival games.
HASS Associate Dean Michelle Statham said the Trade Fair encouraged students to become entrepreneurs and complemented their Economics studies.
“Our students have been learning about what makes a successful business,” she said.
“Their task was to come up with a profitable product or service, develop a comprehensive business plan, design and promote their stall and manage sales during the Fair.
“All students have been allocated ‘token’ money to spend at the other stalls, and there will be prizes for the groups who made the most money and the best-looking displays.
“Considering the calibre of the stalls, it was really tough determining the winners.”
The students analysed their business after the Trade Fair, evaluating what worked and where improvements could be made.
“There were some really great money-making ideas on show and all students should be very proud of the enterprises they developed,” Ms Statham said.
“It’s a great annual event and always a fun experience.”