We have learnt where the raw materials used in our creations, and packaging, come from and investigated the sustainability of their use and disposal. We have also applied this critical thinking to our choices as consumers.
We have carefully considered the design of our products through our STEAM-led design cycle and considered how the aesthetics would appeal to our intended customers.
We costed our products and calculated profit margins with the use of spreadsheets and investigated the costs of alternative sizes, raw materials and their sources.
We designed persuasive advertisements for the products using snappy slogans and focusing on a specific audience.
When it came to sale day, we had a beautiful array of products for sale and although the class were there virtually through a Teams call, we were able to interact directly with our customers while Mr Alf took the money. We were able to talk confidently about our products, our design and material choices.
We took almost 4 million Indonesian Rupiah and still have a few items left to sell during the week. The students have decided, through the student voice committee, that the money will go to helping our neighbouring community, whose livelihoods have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.