So­lu­tion to the drink and sail prob­lem

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

A group of col­lege stu­dents have come up with a novel so­lu­tion to the drink and float dilemma.

Sixty Porirua Col­lege year 10s took part in the Young En­ter­prise Pro­gramme last week.

They had one day to think of a prod­uct and sell it to the judges.

The win­ning team, led by Kaitu Ioane, de­vised the Life­jacket 5000 Pro.

Kaitu said the prod­uct was for when people were on boats and drink­ing.

The life­jacket had a rope that was at­tached to the boat so that if the per­son fell in, it would pull them back out.

Kaitu said it was great to win and the team en­joyed com­ing up with the idea.

He said he had learnt a lot about busi­ness through the process.

The aim of the pro­gramme was to ex­cite and in­form young people about busi­ness and its po­ten­tial as a ca­reer choice.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Chris Wood said that last year the chal­lenge ran for three days, but re­duc­ing it to one day had been a big suc­cess.

He said com­ing up with an idea and pre­sent­ing it had taught the stu­dents more than just busi­ness.

‘‘For some of these kids it’s a real con­fi­dence thing.’’

He said it was teach­ing them to think in ways they hadn’t be­fore.

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