Gibson Elementary school students learning business fundamentals
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Fourth grade students at Gibson Elementary School worked on a special project designed to help them in their future careers.
They learn what it takes to own their own business.
Some have designed clothing lines, others have opened perfumeries, and others have chosen fruit stands.
One group even had their own Mexican candy store.
They were also tasked with designing their own digital business cards, websites and brochures.
Teacher Patricia Gonzalez Cespedes said these types of assignments help her students develop skills and abilities for possible future careers.
“We think it is important for them to be exposed to this type of project because this gives them a clear vision of their future,” said Gonzalez Cespedes.
Fourth-grader Shirley Canales said the class offers a variety of scents.
“We have all kinds of scents, like rose perfume costing around $ 12,” Canales said.
And fourth-grader Aylin Arizpe says her family’s background helps make the products popular for them.
“Since my family is Mexican and some of my friends are Mexican, so I did this store,” Arizpe said.
The 24 students who took part in the mission also had to find a way to attract customers using discounts or QR codes.