Mentoring Bussiness Students at Ferny Grove State High School

This article was first seen at Hills and District Chamber of Commerce

Eva who is the Chair of the Commerce in Schools Initiative has been busy organising guest from the Hills & District Chamber of Commerce to mentor students. The chambers guests mentored year 10 business at Ferny Grove State High School  The  students project was to develop a business idea and then pitch it to a panel later this month.  The guests and Eva were all amazed and excited for many of the business ideas the students had.  One chamber member said “If you ever need inspiration for a business, come to one of these mentor sessions!”. Eva would like to thank all the chamber members who helped Sally Foley-Lewis, Ingrid Moyle, Michelle O’Hara, Vicki Yen, Dianne Frey, Joke Chadwick, Eva Porter and Jannine McFarlane. Thank-you

Some exciting ideas where:
  • Fashion made from seaweed
  • Bamboo paper
  • An app like pinterest that show cases quirky and uncool things
  • Mental health app
What’s next?

What’s happening next is that the students will be pitching their business idea.  The pitch night will be held at Ferny Grove State High school and it will also be a celebration of the students work. If you would like to see and hear the students pitch their ideas you are welcome to attend the Ferny Grove State High School Business Innovation Showcase Evening.  It is a free event and will be held on the 18th of September at 6pm – 8:30pm. Eva will be on the judging panel.

Interested in mentors at your school?

Would you like to enhance your classroom activities in your local school?  Why not ask a mentor to visit from the Hills & District Chamber member list? You are more than welcome to contact Eva the Commerce In Schools Chairperson 0432 960 817 or email mail@porterdesigns.com.au to chat about how we can help you.

Eva Porter

Eva Porter is the founder and director of Porter Designs a landscape architecture design studio. She has a bachelor of design with honours, majoring in Landscape Architecture. Eva is a Registered Landscape Architect with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). She is also a director on the national board of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers (AILDM), helping to shape the industry nationally. Eva is also an award winning entrepreneur locally and regionally.

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