Wed, November 18, 2020

Automatic tablet dispensers, bag trackers and instant car crash detectors were among many of the outstanding designs presented by the Year 10 Business students at the Virtual Marketplace evening held on Thursday 5 November in the Sheldon Event Centre.

The Virtual Marketplace Evening is a part of the #juststartit program, aimed at allowing students to explore the field of business, apply concepts learned in relation to practical situations and get a taste of what it is like to be an entrepreneur.  The Virtual Marketplace was an ongoing E-Commerce business project over the course of the second semester, with business teams conducting practical market research to identify gaps in the market that can be filled by their creative business concepts.

Located around the Event Centre, students presented their portfolios and showcased their ideas to parents and visitors, all of which then had the opportunity to vote for their favourite three ideas. The top three shortlisted designs were then reviewed by the panel of highly qualified guest judges and then an overall winner was announced.

The Year 10 students benefited immensely from the rich learning opportunities that they were able to take away from this experience. They were focused on developing entrepreneurial, collaborative, problem solving and innovating thinking skills, each relevant to the modern business world.

Mr Nic Pelaez, Faculty of HASS Teacher said, “I am very proud of the dedication shown by each of these Year 10 students.”

“All of them have worked incredibly hard to come up with such great ideas and execute them highly,” he added.