Mar­ket stall a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for kids

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER OPINIONS/PEOPLE - By DAVID MIMS

MANS­FIELD Pri­mary School (MPS) stu­dents in grade five and six com­bined learn­ing and sell­ing at the Farm­ers Mar­ket re­cently.

Grade five stu­dents were com­plet­ing a pro­ject on fi­nan­cial plan­ning, in­clud­ing work­ing out the costs of hav­ing a stall, the cost to make the goods, and profit mar­gins based on ex­pected sell­ing price.

They also tack­led qual­ity con­trol is­sues as part of pre­par­ing and set­ting up their stall and the prod­ucts of­fered for sale.

Mean­while, in grade six, it was full steam ahead with art, en­vi­ron­ment and ceram­ics stu­dents pro­duc­ing a won­der­ful mix of fes­tive gift and dec­o­ra­tive prod­ucts for stock­ing the stall.

It was cer­tainly an eye catch­ing dis­play that the stu­dents cre­ated, and a won­der­ful prac­ti­cal learn­ing op­por­tu­nity as well.

PHOTO: David Mims

FES­TIVE LEARN­ING: Grade five and six Mans­field Pri­mary School stu­dents com­bined forces for their stall at the Farm­ers Mar­ket on Satur­day, Novem­ber 26. Pic­tured are (back, from left) Au­drey Smith, Amelie Walker, Madi Cronin; (front) Dy­lan Lowry, Jade Rall, Ruby Dob­son and Ebony Humphrey.

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