Welcome to the official online marketplace for the 2021 Strathcona Year 9 Envision Program. During the Envision program, Year 9 students have had a taste of entrepreneurship through creating their own businesses. In previous years, this program included a market at the main campus in Canterbury, where students from other year levels flocked to buy the creations of Year 9 cohort. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical sales are not possible.
Throughout this experience, students have grown their skills in business and gained a real-world understanding of the struggles and rewards associated with entrepreneurship. Some of the many products the Year 9 cohort has to offer include chocolate, greeting cards, jewelry and this very website that you are using now. All groups have followed a thorough procedure, learning the important skills that accompany brain-storming, business pitches, marketing, and handling finances.
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This website was created by Meg, Kate and Audrey (Year 9, 2020) as their own business for the Envision program. Here are a few words from them:
After going into lockdown last year, it quickly became clear that a face-to-face market would no longer be feasible for the Envision program. Preceding these events, we had been exploring web development in our Tay Creggan tech-club. When the opportunity arose to utilise our new skills in an online retail setting, we were more than keen on the idea. It was very encouraging knowing that through this project we could provide our cohort with the chance to take part in this incredible program. We are excited that the Envision Marketplace is being used again this year and look forward to seeing the new Year 9 businesses!Meg, Kate and Audrey (Envision Marketplace developers, Year 9 2020)