September 10, 2013
On Monday the 26th of August Savannah, Jessica, Lachy, Ion and Caitlin went to Pets Story for the fifth time. When we walked in we were greeted by Shane and said we said hello to each other and we got straight into work.
The first thing we did was make cat scratchers. Jessica and Savannah were building one together and finished first (even though it was the biggest)! Caitlin and Lachy were building one by themselves. The one Caitlin was going to do broke before she opened it and obviously Shane couldn’t sell it so she put it back into the box for Shane to get a new one. Ion was doing one by himself. Once Lachy was finished, Caitlin and Lachy did another one together.
After that Jessica asked the questions, this week’s questions were about advertising and marketing. While Jessica was doing that Ion was still building the same cat scratcher, even though everyone already finished a while ago. When Jessica was done with the questions she went to help Ion to build cat scratcher.
When Jessica and Ion finally finished building the cat scratcher, Savannah, Jessica and Caitlin held a rabbit, the rabbits were so soft.
Then unfortunately it was time to go, we said goodbye and headed off back to school. We all had a wonderful time and we all can’t wait to go back for our final time next week.
By Savannah, Caitlin, Jessica, Lachy and Ion
September 1, 2013
This week at Bakers Delight we were researching the topic “Advertising”.
When we first arrived the shop was quiet so they were able to talk to us straight away. The one problem was that the week before we forgot to send them the questions and what we will be asking about, luckily we brought the folder with the questions inside. Because we didn’t send them the e-mail our trip this week was about 15-30 minutes.
In those 15-30 minutes we got lots of information on our topic, even more than we needed. We found out that you can find advertising of bakers delight in the paper, on the T.V, in flyers and even from the word of mouth.
Some of our questions were: What ways do you advertise? How has your advertising changed over the years? and much, much more. Some of our questions had lots of answers and some only had one or two. To be honest we could have done better on our questions but they were still good questions and fitted our topic.
We had a great time and can’t believe that next week is out last week!
Joelee, Corinne, Nathan, Cristian and Demitri.
September 1, 2013
On the 28th of August Lara, Darren, Ashanya and Josh W went to IGA. This week our topic was advertising and marketing. Marc taught us that it is not Ritchies who make the ads but it is the people who give IGA the products who make up the lines. He also taught us that IGA rarely does ads. The way they create ads is by finding a catchy line and then finding someone who a lot of people in the public know.
Then he introduced us to Bruce who is a rep. from Berttochi. He is a little bit different to Karen. He is also a marketer. Bruce told us that he comes to IGA and looks at IGA’s products to see if there is enough Berttochi. He has worked for Berttochi for 6 or 7 years and at another place at 20 years. He said that he stopped working at the first place that he worked at because they only supplied 30% of the products requested by businesses. For example if IGA requested 100 products his old business would only provide 30 products. Then if another brand provided the same products but with 100% IGA would get it from another brand and not from the brand which could only provide 30% of IGA’s request.
Then Marc asked us to face up his products in the deli because the boss of IGA Fred Harris is coming in. He only comes once a year so everyone in the store was rushing around so that it would look nice. We were so excited because this is a very rare experience. Then Marc told us that Fred’s visit was delayed so we had to go.
Despite the disappointment it was still a great trip!
By Ashanya, Lara, Josh W and Darren
September 1, 2013
On Tuesday we had another visit from Wendy who is the manager of “By Invitation Only”. This week we made a card that your partner (client) designed for their wedding.
To make the invitation for the client we got given the different patterned papers, ribbon, and other materials like lace and diamonds and the invitation size such as a square or rectangle.
This session was to teach us how to make wedding invitations, and what the process is to making a wedding invitation, such as making the invitation as perfect as you can by sticking everything in the area it is supposed to, without the piece of material on an angle, and cutting the paper to the correct size and cutting the paper straight.
We are all very excited for next week’s session; we had lots of fun and can’t wait for what Wendy has planned for us next week.
By Nicola, Tahlia, Jahaira and Anabelle
September 1, 2013
On Monday Sarah, Anastasia, Bianca and Elia went to the library for the fifth time. Anastasia and Sarah got to shelve books, Return book and DVD’s and we also got to reserve a book. Bianca got to find books on the shelves and return books from the adult fiction trolleys.
Sarah and Anastasia learnt to shelve books. To shelve a junior fiction book you need to look at the first three or four letters of the author’s last name. For example if the last name was KING then it would just be King but if the name was GRYLLS then it would be Gry. We also returned some books and DVD’s as well as reserving a book.
First, Bianca started with Han, the officer and supervisor of ICT and of making sure that all the books that the other 6 libraries in the branch get delivered to those libraries. Han printed out a list of books that other libraries were wanting for their customers and Bianca had to go and find those books with Kate. Kate works at the desk and she also shelves books. Bianca also learnt about reserving books, returning books, borrowing books and fixing damaged books. Bianca also worked at the desk with Wendy.
This week was great and we look forward to next week for our last session at the library.
Anastasia, Sarah and Bianca.