Y7 Market Day Review
By Radford Reporter, Eve Truswell
At the end of last term, the Year 7 Radford students ran the annual Market Day. The focus of Market Day was to create and produce sustainable items, raising funds for charity. Customers included the incoming 2020 Year 7 students, at the College for orientation, and current Radford staff and students.
The Year 7 tutor groups worked in the Wicked Problems unit for most of Term 3, to design fun and original products and services. These ranged from delicious food items, such as popcorn and cookies, to tie-dyed socks, stickers, a polaroid booth, homemade carnival games, and many more unique ideas.
On Market Day, the Year 7s were given stations located around the turning circle. Several periods were used for preparing and setting up the stalls in time for the eager lunchtime customers. Staff and students of Radford College were invited to sample the food and pick up some handmade goodies during their lunchtime. It was a great success, with over 400 people taking part in the market, and most stalls were running out of stock before lunch was even over.
As a year group, they raised over $5000. This money will be going towards charities such as the RSPCA, Cancer Council and OzHarvest. This year’s market day has been a phenomenal success, showcasing the whole year group’s creative and sustainable products and their marketing enthusiasm. Everyone involved had a great time, and we will all be looking forward to seeing what the 2020 Year 7s can do.