Tuesday, 26 March 2013

To Market, To Market

Our current Unit of Inquiry is called To Market, To Market and is about financial literacy. The Central Idea is "Making informed choices about money and finance enables independence."

We have been learning about ways to manage money and as a big finale to our unit, we are having a Year 7 and 8 market day. Our parents and grandparents will be invited, as well as the rest of the school. Each of us is creating a proposal for a stall and convincing our parents that our idea is worth investing in. Hopefully, they will provide us with a small amount of capital e.g. $5 and in our small groups we will combine this money to start up our stall. After the big event on Wednesday 10 April, we will give our investors back their capital and any profits will go to Oumou, the girl we sponsor through World Vision in Mali.

In 8C, there are five groups planning a range of activities; some are goods and some are services. We will reveal our big ideas soon.

Have you ever been involved in a market day? What suggestions do you have for us about promoting our stalls?


  1. We have our market day in term three each year which follows a similar pattern. We would love to see video and footage of your event, its a great way to share ideas, there's lots on our class page, if you go onto it, use the search widget and type in 'prep' then you will be able to locate it.
    Mr Webb and Room Five, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato.

  2. We have PrEP each year where all children from Year 1- 8 are in small businesses to design, create and sell products for profit (Our school's made up currency.)
    I will ask the Room 11 children to comment with more info and to answer any questions you may have.


  3. Hi Room 5 and Room 11,

    We are really grateful for your help. Thanks so much. We looked at some of your blog posts about your PrEP day, Room 11 and it was really helpful.

    We have a question for you. Which goods/ services are the most popular at your PrEP days? Also do you invite adults from your community or just the children in your school?

    Thank you.



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