Lessons hidden in with fun

September 26, 2017

Rilee Bodle, 6, and Temperance Thu, 5, sold food they had prepared in class.

Charlotte Cartwright, 7, sold fruit kebabs to visiting friends and family.

Tahla Sidebottom with her daughter Summa Sidebottom, 6, at the market.

Nothing beats handling real cold hard cash when it comes to learning about money.

That is what Bourchier St Primary School Grade 1 students learnt last week as they worked to put together a market day for friends and family.

Grade 1 and 2 section leader Amanda Brisbane said the market day was a way to give students experience handling real money.

‘‘It’s part of their maths, learning to count money, become familiar with the cost of things and the process of making goods to sell,’’ she said.

On Tuesday, students made a list of foods they would like to make to sell, then went to shops to buy the items.

They spent Wednesday cooking and baking the items, which they sold to guests at the school on Thursday.

‘‘It’s been a nice thing to do to have families come and enjoy the morning tea,’’ Ms Brisbane said.

Money raised during the market day will go back into covering the cost of the ingredients.

‘‘Any profits we make we’ll get back together with the students again and find a charity to donate to,’’ Ms Brisbane said.

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