Enterprise Club Success: A Pupil’s Perspective
Throughout the Michaelmas Term, Enterprise Club have been utilising business skills and techniques in order to run a bubble tea sale for Senior School. The sale took place on 13th November 2022, and raised a total of RM250, all of which has been donated to Persatuan Kebajikan Masyarakat Oku, an NGO offering care to children with special needs.
The journey leading up to the sale involved the four stages of: Ideation, Research, Delegation and Advertising.
On 2nd September 2022, the following pupils of Senior School gathered together as members of the Enterprise Club: Matthew (Year 13), Tsunemasa (Year 13), Anastastia (Year 12), Krisharni (Year 11), Rhys (Year 10) and Krisha (Year 9). This Friday Activity was led by Mrs Kinghorn, Economics and Business Studies Beak (teacher), and Mrs Baker, Business Studies and Politics Beak, and Housemistress of Wallace.
Stage 1 of the process, Ideation, commenced with all members introducing their backgrounds – including their name, year group as well as subjects taken for the IB or IGCSE. This stage is essential in identifying individuals’ strengths, whilst also breaking the ice between all members. Following introductions, the Enterprise Club brainstormed possible products to be sold. The decision to settle on bubble tea was unanimous.
Stage 2, Research, involved understanding the product. The team executed this by finding out then contacting possible suppliers of bubble tea, as well as charity centres in close proximity to the College. TeaLive was settled on for the supplier of bubble tea, and Persatuan Kebajikan Masyarakat Oku was the chosen charity for the proceeds to go towards.
Stage 3, Delegation, involved assigning all members to a certain role – tailored to the responses of the survey. Michael managed all contacts to our supplier, Tsune reached out to confirm the date and venue of the sale, Anastasia designed the advertising poster, Krisharni managed all contacts for our chosen charity and Rhys designed the logo. By integrating all works together, the bubble tea was set for public advertising.
In Stage 4, Advertising, all members strategically placed 15 copies of the poster at areas commonly dense with pupils and beaks. Posters displayed key information such as the price, logo, in addition to the QR code for consumers to place orders and access further information regarding the sale.
After weeks of preparation, the sale finally took place on 13th October 2022 and generated 55 orders sold for RM14.99 each. On 4th November 2022, the Enterprise Club visited Persatuan Kebajikan Masyarakat Oku Johor Bahru to hand a cheque to the residents who greeted us happily.
Each member of the Club should be especially proud of their success and membership, as all skills fostered over the Michaelmas Term will certainly serve useful when pursuing a route in enterprise.
Written by Krisharni (Hundred)