High school tops class in business competition
ELANORA High School pitted itself against 400 schools Australia-wide and came out on top with three gongs at the Australian Business Week awards last week in Sydney.
The high achieving school came away with the award for the Best School Program Written Submission as well as two third places for Best Video Commercial (created by students during the program) and also best visual submission for the program.
The program was the same for all 400 schools and they were judged on the way they performed.
The program involved teams of students designing a unique product, building it, filming a commercial, writing reports and creating a computer simulated business plan.
Head of Elanora High's business department Brian Woodham said there were 16 teams of grade 11 students involved in the program all of who performed well and came out of it with a little more business sense and a good helping of savvy.
School principal Roslyn Wilson said the program was very beneficial for the students as it helps them to understand the importance of teamwork in any organis- ation.
"It's a great learning opportunity for the students to learn how businesses operate and obviously teamwork is the most essential thing in any institution now, it really is crucial to success and that's the thing they really benefit from most," Ms Wilson said.
Mr Woodham said the school would enter the competition for the sixth consecutive year next year with renewed confidence.