In 2021 we had the pleasure of teaming up with Moreton Bay Boys College to deliver a two-day Social Enterprise Hackathon to get their Year 5 students engaged in business with a focus on community. With the school wanting to find a way to teach entrepreneurial skills, and community leadership skills to students, we came up with a plan to deliver a two-day hackathon on social enterprise to cover both topics, trying to make them as real and relevant to the students as possible.
Over the course of the two days, we had a brilliant time working with the Year 5's as we explored the concept of Hipsters, Hackers, Hustlers, and Humanists when it comes to making a team, ideas around the different ways social enterprises can operate, business basics around branding, marketing, and business models, and top tips to build a low-cost product or service to start generating revenue.
With a focus on creating businesses with an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) that student could potentially build within a term and start offering early to generate revenue, our team were able to adapt the program ahead of time to ensure it was linking closely with school priorities, and focus areas already being explored in the classroom.
We had a brilliant time working with the Moreton Bay Boys College team and students and we loved seeing the amazing social enterprises that the students developed.
To find out more about how you could organise a program like this for your students, make sure to head over to our Incursions Page to browse program options and to get the conversation started with our team.