On Monday the Year 7s, in their corporate attire, were keen to ‘pitch’ their very own ‘company’ and state why the Judges, a competent group of Year 11 Business Studies’ students, should choose their company product as the best for 2020. An Interdisciplinary Unit, a component of the MYP, was completed by over 130 very excited Year 7 students this week.

The students only had five school days to prepare and create a solution for a problem that they had brainstormed in their ‘Think Tank” session in the previous week.

Their ‘business brief’ was to create a company name, logo, mission statement, financial background and a code of conduct outlining human rights for their workers, how to lessen the impact on the environment and what charities they were going to support with this new venture.

These were modelled and taught in different subject classes during Term Four so that the students could then use these skills from IAS, Mathematics, Language and Literature lessons to produce their final presentation.

In teams of mainly three they had to produce four slides outlining their Company’s product and policies, and present it to the Judges. Heats were held to choose first, second and third in each Year 7 Class. The winner of each class would then progress to the Grand Final.

Our Guest Judges were Year 11 Business studies students who had the very hard task of choosing not only the Heat winners but also first, second and third place winners in the Grand Final, with our Guest Judge-Ms Corina Jeflea.

The winners of the inaugural “Sustainable Business 101” award for 2020 went to the following:

1st - Act Social - Noa Chester-Haviv , Mako Inukai, Tristan Vasquez

2nd - EcoBeauty - Natasha Bvumbura, Sasha Hanford, Shanti Keats, Alice Niu

3rd - ElectroPool - Leylah Zubair, Raphael Chou, Abigail Brinkworth

Year 11 Grand Final Judges: Patrick Sowerby, Nikhil Patel and Ms Corina Jeflea.

All the Year 7 Teams, dressed in their corporate attire, produced an amazing array of product creations and their presentations were well articulated and very professional.

The Year 7 Teaching Team would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who made this happen; Mr Grocott, Mrs Wheeler for their immense involvement in ensuring the students had the knowledge and skills to complete this Interdisciplinary Unit of work. The Year 11 Grand Final Judges: Patrick Sowerby, Nikhil Patel and Ms Corina Jeflea and Ms Narelle Higgs for taking photos.

A BIG ‘thank you’ to all the Year 7’s who worked very hard together to produce imaginative and creative products and Services and were willing and eager to experience the workings of the Corporate World!

Ms Carrie Smith, Mr Jeff Grocott and Mrs Eileen Wheeler.

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