Cof­fee sold for char­ity

The Advocate (Perth) - - ANZAC DAY 2017 -

STU­DENTS from Swan Chris­tian Col­lege are learn­ing life skills in the class­room and rais­ing money and aware­ness for char­ity in a new project.

Year 10 stu­dents from the busi­ness man­age­ment and en­ter­prise class have cre­ated a small busi­ness as part of the cur­ricu­lum, where they sell cof­fee to par­ents and teach­ers and raise money for char­ity.

Each morn­ing stu­dents sell cof­fee, do­nated by Fiori Cof­fee, from a cart made by Year 11 met­al­work stu­dents.

Teacher Si­mon Ber­gin said the idea came about as a way to bring real life ex­pe­ri­ences into the class­room and make the cur­ricu­lum more en­joy­able.

It was also about com­ing to­gether as a school com­mu­nity and sup­port­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions and char­i­ties.

“It’s been good so far and we’ve had a lot of pos­i­tive feed­back from the school and par­ents,” he said.

“Stu­dents are given dif­fer­ent roles in the busi­ness and take care of ev­ery­thing from ac­counts to the mar­ket­ing and hu­man re­sources.

“They’re re­ally en­joy­ing it and the whole idea is to teach them to put oth­ers first and the im­por­tance of help­ing other peo­ple or or­gan­i­sa­tions.”

The cof­fee cart will run for the re­main­der of the school year, with the main goal of sup­port­ing as many char­i­ties as pos­si­ble.

Mr Ber­gin said the project was cur­rently sup­port­ing Heart Kids WA.

He said even former stu­dents had helped with the project by work­ing as baris­tas. Swan Chris­tian Col­lege stu­dents Alec Pham, James Cox, Kee­gan Woods, Nick Gil­lies, Asher Bet­ti­son, Ethan Unger and Cody Arnott.

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