Thank you to all who attended the prize giving and workshop on Saturday afternoon.As exams are looming I was surprised by the turn out with 30 children registered.Huge congratulations to all the winners – you are an inspiration to us all!
The overall Young Entrepreneurs of the Month award went to THE WISHMAKERS: Kiera Kolnik and Sage Snell. They made an awesome advert and recieved an order of 100 dolls from a shop in the UK, earning them a profit of R2000. Check out their ad here:
Best New Comer went to King Mlotha who has shown epic improvements in the tree markets he has attended.
King won an amazing Dinosaur Sleletal kindly sponsored by Hunter & Collector, 136 St Georges Street, Simonstown, ph 082-0887174. H&C is a collectables shop specializing in the obscure, different, vintage you name it. They also carry the popular Skeletals brand for the dinosaurs and cut outs. Many thanks to Dom Parker for this amazing prize!
Kiana Rayne Sonnenberg received her award for sales and accounting excellence.
Robert Palmer won an award or business strategy as he continues to grow and develop his organic plant business
Josial Mortlock won the best activity stall for his game which you can see here: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/videos/1696835817198891/
I have certificates here for those who could not attend: Katie Harris & Ezra Evans for product Excellence and Emma Colyn for Costing & Accounting Excellence.
We repeated the first workshop module on costing and pricing and then spent some time on marketing, however I think one module is all we can manage at with this age group in the future. The comment of the day went to Michael Palmer (6) in the pricing module…as we discussed unforseen expenses he explained how he had to make a whole new sign when his dog ate his old one. Yup, you need to set aside emergency funds! While preparing the marketing notes I asked Paul Raphaely of NOMU for his top tip and he responded:
“If you aren’t breaking through the clutter, you’re just adding to it.’ Strive to break through, in everything you do.” Excellent advice for anyone, I’d say.
It was a great group of kids including a new group from Hokisa who are joining under the outreach programme and if there are any people who would like to assist with making their goods or getting them to market please get in touch.
Then to add a bit of fun to the day we had a little poi class and then a fire poi display. Many thanks for Lyn Terry and Claire Volschenk of Gooi Poi, it was really a hit.
As always thank you to Nikki Mountifield for her continued help with this project.
In closing, we have been very lucky to receive support from Rotary and specifically sponsorship from the Rotary Club of Newlands. They have provided the means for us to have a professional logo designed and some new signage as well as the printing of certificates, prizes and 6 start up assistance packages for outreach candidates. If you would like to nominate any children for outreach assistance please give me a call on 0833840590.
The next market is this Saturday, 4 June followed bu 16 June (Youth Day) and then 9 July.
We will do some workshops in the school holidays too, and remember any group of 5 or more can initiate a workshop and they are free. Course notes to follow, if anyone has not given me their email address please do so so I can send the notes.
Please come and support our clever kids and stand a chance to win a family ticket to Snow World.
See you at the market,