A festive spirit was in the air
An excited crowd gathered after school waiting for their second Maker Kids Market to start. While some of the children popped home for costume changes and to collect their wares, the momentum was building for a fun afternoon. The market ran from 3.30pm – 5.30pm and with last years market being a big success, it became an anticipated event on the community calendar. The kidpreneurs did not disappoint and delivered a festive and brightly coloured market.
The children were off and running with minimal direction or fuss, having seen the years 6’s in action last year – they knew exactly what to do! There were partnerships, sole traders, and even amalgamations as some stalls began to run low on stock. While some of the children were spruiking their wares, others let their product do the talking. There were those with lines of customers and others who could’ve done with some marketing. Either way the excitement was clearly visible on the faces of everyone there, and with a large variety to choose from it was difficult to decide where to begin.
With supportive and engaged teachers the three year 6 classes displayed hands-on learning and experienced real life situations. Calculating correct change, negotiating holds, taking orders, experiencing success from good planning and facing the difficulties of poor preparation. Parents have been happy for the childrens’ opportunity to handle money, learn value, comprehend expense, and take on responsibility.
The year 5’s have begun planning their business ideas for next year, and the videos of the 2019 market are coming soon!
Love from our teachers
"The program brought small business and financial management to the forefront of our students minds. It really opened their eyes to the ‘real world’ and that money does not just magically appear. It put things into perspective and their initiatives displayed at the Market stall day really showed the learning they gained from the program.
The Year 5 students are already talking about it!"
Melanie Buller, Principal SHHP 2019
"I was absolutely blown away by how successful the night was. The students did an amazing job and I am so proud of them. I haven’t done the final count, but I won’t be surprised if between them they have raised over $2000 in profit! And it’s not over! I have a meeting with our P&F representatives tomorrow to see if we can support them with their Christmas stall."
Suzie Alexander, Cannon Hill Anglican College 2019