Business booming for Fairmount pupils
Fairmount High School have come out tops in the province and are through to the next stage of a business competition.
Fifty Grade 10 pupils took part in the Junior Achievement South Africa Mini Business Entrepreneurship programme, which consisted of 12 training sessions at the school.
The pupils were divided into two groups and each group started a business. The learnership taught them aspects of conceptualising a business, company branding, appointment of executive members, conceptualising of a product, setting up a business plan, doing market research, setting up marketing strategies and running all aspects of their businesses.
They then bought shares, made the products at home and sold it to their families and community. In the end the companies were liquidated and the pupils shared the profits. One of the companies created by a Grade 10 group, Flush Dimes, that made lip balm, sold hundreds of products and all members made good profits.
They went on to win in the provincial round of the Junior Achievement South Africa Company of the Year competition and will represent the Western Cape at the national level of the competition.
Zaida Julius, the Junior Achievement SA facilitator for the programme at Fairmount High, said pupils of Flush Dimes did exceptionally well and showed tenacity to achieve their goals against all the current challenges.
“I am very proud of both companies (that took part) but the Flush Dimes learners really went the extra mile and deserve the title of being the JASA Company of the Year winner for the Western 2020”, said Ms Julius.
Principal Terrence Klassen said the school is doing all they can to help the pupils win the nationals.