YEAR 4 ENTREPRENEURS (MERUYA)
TMIS was filled with young businessmen and women during Unit 4 as our Year 4 students investigated into the Central Idea People can fulfill market demands by setting up businesses. The unit focused on the concept of consumer demand and markets, how businesses are organized, and how businesses fulfill market demand. An amazing amount of learning happened during this memorable unit! Working in groups, the Year 4 students set out on the process of setting up their own businesses! Here is an account of their journey.
MARKET DAY, KEDOYA. To find out about market demand, the students did a survey about the food/snacks and stationery that students within school like. After that, the students compiled their findings in graphs and started to build their businesses based on the market demand. To raise the capital they needed to start their small businesses, the students made presentations about their plans and how much money they would need to set up the business. On Tuesday 7th February we had Investors Day, when we invited parents to come and listen to students’ presentations and invest their money in any of the businesses they chose. The students of Year 4 dressed up like little businessmen and businesswomen, and tried to present their presentations confidently, hoping that after the presentation the parents would be convinced to invest money in their business. After the presentations, parents were invited visit the booths and ask questions related to their small businesses to see if they wanted to invest in that company. Many tricky questions were asked but in the end all of the companies raised enough investments for their company! By this activity, the students learned how to set up a small business and how to talk in front of an audience (especially an audience who is older than them), explain their project clearly and convince people. Many thanks to parents who support this event and make the Investor Day very successful. We are proud of our Year 4 students for their hard work in making very presentable presentations and persuading parents to invest their money.