BMHS Business Fair Huge Success

Screen_shot_2012-02-10_at_6.44.40_PMToday Bishop Martin High School held their annual Business Fair which served as an opportunity for students to interact with the community while displaying their products and business services. While students of the third and forth form level focused mainly on the aspects of business, students of the first and second form division focused on Belizean culture.

Janine Ayuso-Reporting

Today the Bishop Martin High School compound was flowing with customers and school children who were more than ready to feast on pastries and drinks. But that was not all because as customers visited the various booths they were also able to purchase gift baskets and handmade crafts.

As the fair got underway the students of BMHS welcomed visitors as they proudly displayed their final product after weeks of hard work. Despite the stressful and difficult task of coming up with a business idea and bringing it to life, there was a total of 12 business booths catering to customers.

And of course, one booth that captured my attention was the one decorated with clothes and jewelry in the latest fashion.

Student

“We are selling accessories such as bandoos, bracelets we sale the whole set and clothes.  Our objective is to achieve recognition from our consumer through the quality of our products and at the time to provide the best service, to receive recognition for our hard work and dedication toward the production of our product, our targets is our teenagers so we want them to see what we have to offer for them so that they can use it with their clothing, because nowadays teenagers want to dress in style.”

Janine Ayuso-Reporter

“How do you get all the finance to purchase all the things?”

Student

“We get the finance by everybody participating by everyone giving a little money so we can buy and sale it and eventually pay them back.”

Student

“Up to now we have sold a lot of things and we are making a profit up to now, tables are practically empty only some are left and some are already ordered.”

Janine Ayuso-Reporter

“What happens to the profit?’

Student

“It is going to be shared equally between the nine of us because we have equal shares.”

Janine Ayuso-Reporter

“How did you come out with the ideas to provide accessories as your product?’

Student

“Teenagers are all about fashion and accessories and they always want to look like stars on TV and they will always be buying like bandoos and rings and chain and all of those things.”

As we toured the school we came across a group of first formers who were showcasing the Mennonite Culture. To add some oomph the group even brought along some animals.

Student

“They have two types of Mennonite culture, the traditional and the modern Mennonite; the Mennonite likes a lot of milk so with milk we make ice creams and yogurts, they also drink the milk raw, the ones that are out of the religion eat pannades, the Mennonites eat most of them like potted meat with soda biscuit and they also like for breakfast waffles.  The Mennonite spend their time in church because they have their own religion and they have their own schools and farms, they cultivate pork, rice and beans, the Mennonite women use white ribbons to represent virginity and purple to represent marriage and black mean that they are not virgin anymore.”

Along with a number of informative booths on the Belizean culture the students also captured the public’s eye by performing several cultural dances.

Plans are already underway for next years Business Fair which the school hopes will be bigger and better.

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