This year saw Monterey Market’s biggest turnout yet.
For the third year, Grade 6 students worked on their math and English skills by crafting budgets and creating business plans as they create a product to bring to market.
“This is the culmination of the young entrepreneurs project,” said principal Ken Andrews. “It weaves together creativity and innovation as they come up with a plan and bring it to market. The the whole community is invited in so it brings in real life skills as well.”
The entire Grade 6 contingent conducted market research, designed crafts and products, created business plans and sold their wares on Wednesday. Each year students donate 10 per cent to a worthy cause, which they must also research and come to agreement on.
“It’s wonderful working with these kids, look at how proud they are, the community’s come on out. It’s a wonderful experience,” said teacher Mitch Barnes, during the market. “The kids are learning practical skills they’re running businesses and they contribute 10 per cent of the profits to Juvenile Diabetes (Foundation) and they get to keep the other 90 per cent, everybody wins.”