Wednesday 26 October 2016

Carnival for Cambodia

On Tuesday 25 October the Plenty Primary Community held the annual Market Day as part of the week long Carnival For Cambodia. This fundraiser provides resources for the Schools Program in the Kandal Province of Cambodia, a project that has been running for 10 years. This Market Day provides an authentic opportunity for Year 6 students to engage in their leadership roles and responsibilities as well as engage with their learning.

Year 6 students organised and led this event by creating stalls to sell items and experiences to the community. This was the result of their Term 3 business and economics learning during the Young Entrepreneurs topic. They learnt about ethical businesses, supply and demand and the wants and needs of a customer.

A lot of students spent their weekends leading up to the event preparing to sell iced tea, brownies, pancakes and other assorted sweets. Some students provided creative stalls where they provided henna painting, hair colouring and nail painting.

One courageous group of students organised for the chance to throw wet sponges at Mr Gibson, Mrs Sukarna and other teachers which proved very popular. Each class was also invited to create their own stall which included selling second hand toys and books, sporting activities and selling lolly bags. Overall a wonderful morning of fun and quite a lot of money raised for the Cambodia Schools Project.