For the last several months, the Grade 7 students at St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School have been getting a feel for the business world through their participation in "The Learning Partnership’s Entrepreneurial Adventure."
Dedicated to supporting and promoting education in Canada, the Learning Partnership's Entrepreneurial Adventure brings together volunteer business partners and teachers for a new venture concept. Together with a class they plan, promote and launch their ventures at school and public showcases.
Through this Learning Partnership, "students work together to learn about planning, teamwork, presentation skills, risk management, marketing, financial literacy and business as well as develop personal enterprising qualities."
This year, students hosted a Boutique Market where they sold beads, cards, bath bombs and treats in support of their sister school in Uganda.
Each class was invited to shop for various items and treats, said Principal Devia Catania, noting that the school dressed in colourful civvies clothing to represent the diversity and colour of the beads, and the coming together of nations around the world for education of all children.
It total, the market raised an overwhelming $3200.
“This was our Grade 7 class' second Learning Partnership Entrepreneur Project which was very successful in really enhancing our faith, social justice, and compassion to help others in need,” said Catania.