P-12 stu­dents talk busi­ness

Benalla Ensign - - Front Page - By Si­mon Rup­pert

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.

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