Learning for a donation
Whangamata¯ Area School Year 11 Business Studies class turned their learning into a donation for the local St John recently.
The students completed a unit of work titled Plan and Carry out a Business Activity. Their chosen business project was My Lunch Bag, which catered for students lunches.
This was hugely successful as their initial target of 150 lunch boxes grew to 208. The students easily achieved their business plan of making a profit. The class decided to donate the earnings to the local St John.
At the Whangamata¯ St John headquarters the class presented Felix O’carroll of St John with a cheque from their project.
Felix thanked the class for their donation and said the funds would be helpful in running their not-for-profit service.
In their studies, the class completed the necessary financial planning, product costing for both materials and labour, marketing research and product promotion. Teacher Ian Fulton said that this learning was real life and took the students into the nitty gritty of the business world. While at St John the students caught up on some in-house staff training with a life-like mannequin that breathes, coughs and was very humanlike.
Whangamata¯ Area School Year 11 Business Studies students at St John in Whangamata¯ .