Students bounce ideas around

The next batch of budding entrepreneurs can be found right here at Noosa.

Year 8 students from Sunshine Beach High have spent the last term designing, developing, testing and devising a marketing strategy for their own products.

The products may be simple but that’s where the ingenuity can be found.

Because each design had to undergo rigorous testing they were restricted in what they could use.

Humble play dough was a popular choice with an assortment of colours, shapes, uses and smells on display.

Blair Crisdale and Josh Cleary came up with the Reboundah, a bouncing play dough that can be moulded into whatever shape you fancy and tossed around without leaving any mess.

The ingredient used to make it bounce is a trade secret but it certainly had the investor queuing up with 75 parents and teachers taking “shares” in the product.

The boys also filmed a TV advertisement on location at Sunshine Beach and prepared posters as part of their marketing campaign.

The exercise covered three subjects: In science they created the product and tested; in English they designed business plans, examined target audience and prepared their product and business cards to target the desired groups; and in study of society they looked at marketing and selling techniques.


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