Bright ideas for jetty

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Cape PEAC students wrote business plans and pitched to potential investors last week in a 'Shark Tank' inspired activity.
Camera IconCape PEAC students wrote business plans and pitched to potential investors last week in a 'Shark Tank' inspired activity. Credit: Picture: Catherine Massey

Entrepreneurship and business designs were in abundance last week when the Capes Primary Extension and Challenge students showcased their final project of the year.

Focused on small businesses’ knowledge and pitching ideas to potential investors, the primary school students participated in a Shark Tank-inspired activity in which they showcased their Busselton Jetty-based business designs.

Frog Jump chief executive Carmel Breman designed the activity and said it enabled PEAC students to experience all aspects of starting their own business.

“We have had great support from the community and the students have met with many business leaders who have shared their wealth of knowledge and experience,” Ms Breman said.

Students wrote business plans and identified ideal customers, costs, and potential revenue, as well as practising the art of negotiation.

They then pitched their ideas to fake investors last Thursday.

Busselton Jetty chief exec-utive Lisa Shreeve and Simona Hughes from the Dunsborough Yallingup Chamber of Commerce and Industry advised the students throughout the process, and Ms Hughes said they pitched some great ideas.

“It’s wonderful to be part of empowering our younger generation to be entrepreneurial,” Ms Hughes said.

Capes PEAC is based at West Busselton Primary School and allows Busselton and Dunsborough students in Years 5 and 6 to participate in intellectually challenging activities.

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