The Year 9 and 10 Business Studies students of Bremer High have shown that you’re never too young to be your own boss, by turning a $20 loans into a booming business.
They have raised over $830 as part of an entrepreneurial project, which they have kindly chosen to donate to the Hospital Foundation.
The Foundation For Young Australians ‘$20 Boss’ program is open to all high-school students across Australia. It focuses on developing enterprise skills including financial capability and problem solving.
The students had to plan, budget, market and then run their own business. They came up with ideas from scented candles, jewellery, to face masks and tie-dye socks, using local contacts and customers to make money during a three-week trading period.
Valuable life skills, builds confidence and entrepreneurial spirit
The project is an excellent initiative for these youngsters to channel their energy and creativity, applying real-life business skills that will be useful in the future.
The project was led by schoolteacher Justine Blackledge.
“They’ve learnt about communication, teamwork, persistence, creativity, innovation and problem solving.”
James, the Foundation CEO, presented the students with a certificate of appreciation: “I’m really impressed by what you have produced which will help a local charity, where we are conducting local research, for local people to improve the lives of our local community.”
“It’s been a particularly tough year for fundraising. It’s fantastic that the money made can be recycled back into the community to help those in need in the Ipswich area.”
Bossing it in top position was a group of Year 9 students, Aleisha Yi, Seth Jamieson and Aleira Riley. They created Covid-19 friendly face masks, raising an impressive $250.
Aleira said this project is one she will never forget. “I want to start a business one day.”