WHO ARE "A Cut Above"?
BATS stands for "Business and Technology Students", and we are a Year 7 and 8 Middle School class of 22 students at Chairo Christian School in Drouin. BATS enjoy a different style of learning and are all students who have entrepreneurial interests or who thrive in a practical learning environment. We have been running a number of small businesses including catering and creating giftware for several years, but like so many businesses in 2020, all our usual business opportunities disappeared when the lockdown began. We had had to learn to "pivot" to find a new way to run our businesses and learn business skills. Online sales seemed like a good way forward and a great way to introduce some new learning to the class. We purchased a laser cutter last year and had begun experimenting with saleable products for school markets, but decided that creating a website would be the best way to get our stock to the public. This is how "A Cut Above" was born.