Parkcrest Elementary students get down to business for Young Entrepreneur Day

By Jill Sperling
June 13, 2018 - 4:22pm Updated: June 13, 2018 - 5:20pm

KAMLOOPS — Grades five and six students put their business skills to the test Wednesday for Parkcrest Elementary School's Young Entrepreneur Day. 

Dozens of booths were set up inside the school's gymnasium this afternoon for the entrepreneurship trade show. 

Students have been learning about the various aspects of running a business, and were required to come up with their own business plan, conduct market research among their peers, and price their items. 

According to teacher Katrina Shantz, the event gave students insight into how much work goes into running a business. 

"Entrepreneurship is huge in learning how to set up a business," she said. "It also brings in all the different aspects of learning, you have to deal with math with your money, you have to deal with communication, you have to find out what is going to sell, you have to talk to people, bring them in. It's just real world learning."

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