P-12 students talk business
Benalla P-12 College Year 11 students recently took part in a marketing project based on popular TV series Shark Tank.
Students broke into groups and were given everyday objects which they had to turn into a business idea.
The idea was ultimately presented to a group of local business leaders in a Shark Tank- style panel.
Benalla P-12 College Year 11 Business Studies teacher Christa Rembold said the project had been a massive success and they would look to do it again next year.
‘‘We thought that it went really well and all the students enjoyed taking part,’’ Ms Rembold said.
‘‘This was the first time we had done anything like this, it was very successful and we’ll try and do it again next year.
‘‘It was a bit different from other projects as the community could actually see what we do in school.
‘‘So we had that interaction and I think it enabled the student to really present themselves in a positive light.’’
The students came up with several unique ideas including the ‘pacifier-pro’— a baby’s dummy that is trackable and has various features including being able to take an infants’ temperature— and the labor saving ‘Ultra-soak-up’— a sponge attached to a drill.
Ms Rembold said some students were nervous to present their ideas.
‘‘It was easier for some students than others, but I was really happy with how they were all able to rise to the occasion and step up to the opportunity they were offered,’’ she said.
Entrepreneurs: Benalla P-12 Year 11 students recently took part in a Shark Tank- style project.