In an effort to support the victims of the devastating bushfires in Victoria, the Year 12 Management and Marketing students at the WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin have remodelled their first assessment task to raise money for the Red Cross bushfire appeal.

The 19 students will work in four groups to develop and implement a fundraising project which will be marketed to the students and staff at the college. The class has chosen to host events such as a pool party at the local town pool, a car wash, free dress day and a dinner function with an Australian theme. All are scheduled to be held during the next four weeks.

After being given a goal to raise at least $500, the class believes it is possible to exceed this amount following the preliminary budgeting and planning stage.
The project will allow the students to apply the theoretical knowledge they have learnt in the previous year in an authentic and relevant way.  It will also encourage them to gain awareness of events beyond their immediate environment.

As part of the task students must consider how they can maximize their earnings by using innovative management processes without affecting the success of the other projects in the class.  They must also work effectively in their groups to successfully pass the task.

As well as completing their first assessment, students will be able to contribute a portion of the time spent implementing their project towards community service hours they are required to complete for their certificate of secondary education.

By Management and Marketing Class
WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin

ABOVE : Some of the students aiming to raise funds for the bushfire appeal check where in Victoria the fires occurred.