Elementary and junior highschool students on Aguni Island take part in product development class
September 16, 2013 Yusho Namihira, Correspondent of the Ryukyu Shimpo
All the students in Aguni Elementary and Junior High School took part in a product development class on September 6. The class was a part of a career education support project run on Aguni.
In the class, for several hours, junior high school students studied about planning, business negotiation with manufacturers, production expenses and retail price.
The students will sell products in shops in a work experience class held on the main island of Okinawa. Elementary school students played the role of publicists, studying how to make newspapers to advertise the products that their seniors have developed. For their part, the junior high school students learned about the basics of product development.
They carried out group discussions on customer preferences regarding ice cream containing salt produced in Aguni. The participants formed an opinion about business negotiation in preparation for talks with manufacturers to be held in the next class.
The elementary school pupils studied making a newspaper featuring interviews with their seniors. They listened closely to the advice from their teachers and took notes.
(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)
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