Frank J. Mitchell students created their own businesses and products as part of the school's entrepreneur fair.

Frank J. Mitchell students created their own businesses and products as part of the school's entrepreneur fair.

Learning the value of business at entrepreneur fair

Grade 6 students at Frank J. Mitchell Elementary School (FJMES) hosted an entrepreneur fair on Thursday, May 21.

After crafting their own unique merchandise, Grade 6 students at Frank J. Mitchell Elementary School (FJMES) hosted an entrepreneur fair on Thursday, May 21.

“The kids learned how to start a business,” parent and organizer Jo-Anne Ward said of the fair. “It shows them how to make money.”

Students spent the last several weeks learning the economics of establishing a small business before bringing their knowledge to the table.

Selling homemade lip-gloss, handcrafted magnets and bracelets as well as baked goods and other miscellaneous products, the students opened up their businesses to parents and other FJMES students.

“Everything was made and sold by the kids,” co-organizer and Grade 6 teacher Shanelle Myhre highlighted. “Nothing was pre-purchased.”

Students will be donating a percentage of their sales to the Sparwood Food Bank.