Selling CBSE-i Handicrafts
The second fundraising event of School Enterprise Challenge was organized in CBSE-i (International Curriculum) during the PTM of grade 4 and 5 students on September 24, 2016. An array of beautiful handicrafts prepared by the students of various classes during their Visual Arts periods from recycled material were put up for sale. The products that were exhibited during the Fundraising event were photoframes, X-Ray sheet decoration pieces, envelopes, key chains, crayon stand, cloth bags, brush pencil holder, clips as well as jewellery items like neck pieces, bangles and ear rings. The business team of grade 11 and 12 students could not be present for the Fundraising Event due to their examination. However, students of junior classes of CBSE-i exhibited their adeptness and dexterity while selling the handicrafts to the parents and teachers.
Selling CBSE-i Handicrafts
The ‘School Enterprise Challenge’, an initiative of UK based NGO ‘Teach a Man to Fish’ organization is an excellent platform to enhance entrepreneurial skills of the students.
On September 17, 2016 during the PTM of Montessori to grade 2 students of CBSE-i (International Curriculum) we sold handicraft items made by the students of these classes to parents and teachers. A mélange of eye catching handicrafts prepared by the students during their Visual Art periods from recycled and waste material lying in the school and at home were displayed for sale. The business team comprising of grade 11 and 12 students along with students of CBSE-ijunior classes were involved in selling of these products, bringing their communication skills, convincing power and sales strategies to fore.
The products made by various classes were:
Neck Pieces – Grade 2
X Ray Sheet Decoration – Grade 3
Photo Frame – Grade 1
Cloth Bags – Grade 7
Brush Pencil Holder – Grade 4
Crayon Stand – Grade 4
Envelopes – Grade 5
Key Chains – Grade 6
Ear Rings - Grade 2
Bangles – Grade 6
We got first hand exposure of running a business enterprise independently and how to deal with different kinds of customers. Till now we were just gaining theoretical knowledge but now we are learning the practical experience of what a business actually is! We would continue to expand our business and I would like to appreciate the efforts made by our school for giving us this exposure.
Choithram School Enterprise
Selling Eco-Friendly Lord Ganesha Idols
Students of grade 9 to 10 prepared eco-friendly Lord Ganesha idols made of clay before the advent of Ganesh Chaturthi festival. These idols were prepared by the students during their Clay Modelling periods under the guidance of their Clay Modelling teacherMr. Sanjay Bhandawadiya. These idols when immersed in water at the end of the festival do not damage the water bodies and the surrounding environment. On the other hand students of grade 6 to 8 of Eco Club of Senior School made idols of 'Tree Ganesh' containing soil, manure, seeds and natural colours. After the immersion, these idols will grow into saplings. The students prepared these idols under the guidance of their Eco Club teachers Ms. DeepaliAhirrao and Ms. Vijaya Ravi. These idols were sold to teachers and students by the business team on Saturday, September 3, 2016; two days prior to the festival of Ganesha Chaturthi.