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#430132 - 02/10/12 09:28 AM BMHS To Hold Business Fair  
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Tomorrow Bishop Martin High School will be hosting their annual Business Fair at the school grounds starting at 12:00pm.  Today, as preparations got underway, we visited the school in order to find out more about the Business Fair. From what we were able to gather the main purpose of the fair is for students to put in place business aspects that will enhance their ability to become entrepreneurs.

Yasohaira Gongora- Business Teacher

“The third and the fourth formers they will be focusing more on entrepreneurship, they were assigned with the task of coming up with a business idea that they feel that the people will demand taking into consideration aspects such as the marketability of the product or service, quality control measures, government regulations, ethical issues and they then have to engage into the actual production of the goods or provision of the service.  We feel confidence that they are getting the experience, the first hand experience of the roles and responsibilities of a real entrepreneur.”

Hipolito Novelo-Reporter

“Have you ever seen any business prepositions or ideas brought upon third and fourth formers?”

Yasohaira Gongora- Business Teacher

“We feel that all their ideas are unique in some way or the other, all of them have some difference, you will not wee these similar products out there and they have some kind of difference that we feel that the community will be satisfies with the goods and services.”

While the main frame for business is bordered by the intent to produce a specific service or product, the first and second form level students will be adding a slight twist of culture to the equation.

Rozel Arana Flores- Social Studies Teacher

“Basically, the second formers are learning about self employment and they have previously learnt about tourism in Belize and so we as a body decided to have this promotion so that they could understand what it is to be self employed because this is the time that they will be choosing when they go to third form, they will be choosing what career they want to do.  Last year they did the science project and this year they are doing the business fair project and then that should give them an ideas of more or less what they would want to do when they go to third form and so the self employment allow them to learn more about the business aspect, to know how to run a business, to know about profit and loss and things like that and  in the first form level however, we are teaching them about the different cultures in Belize, we have focused on seven major cultures and so the first formers have been divided into seven different groups and they have learnt about all seven cultures and now they would need to display their food, their clothing, their music, and they would also need to present a dance of that particular culture that they are in.”

And there is no better way to show support to the school than by taking part in the fair thus giving a hand in teaching the value of customer relationship in the world of business.

Rozel Arana Flores- Social Studies Teacher

“I want the community to come out and support these young people, so that they could learn that in life people will come out and patronize you and is what they do is excellent and it is good people will continue to come to your business, at the same time we want the kids to learn to have this courtesy, respect so that when the community at large come out they in turn will be getting respect from the kids self serve, customer needs and so on.”

The fair will be opened to the general public and everyone is invited to visit and par t-take in the fun filled event. 


#430287 - 02/12/12 07:54 AM Re: BMHS To Hold Business Fair [Re: Marty]  
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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.


“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?”


“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.”


“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?’


“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?’


“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.


“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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