Students get busy in the kitchen for Easter challenge

5:49pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BROADWAY store has teamed up with youngsters from a village first school and given them the challenge of selling their own Easter creations and turning a profit.

Independent food shop Budgens has been working with Year 5 pupils at St Mary's Catholic Primary School on the bake-economics task and encouraged them to create their own tasty treats to sell.

Guy Warner, managing director of Warner's Budgens, has given the students homework sheets which include a recipe and a profit and loss calculator to help get them underway.

Each pupil will be responsible for purchasing the ingredients, baking the treats and finding suitable customers in the community over the Easter holidays.

After the break teachers, Ms Croke and Ms Harrison, will review the students’ economics skills and business strategies.

The student who makes the most profit over the Easter break will win a hamper of Dr Oetker and Betty Crocker baking ingredients, presented to them by Mr Warner at Budgens.

Ms Croke said: "The students are showing great enthusiasm towards this project. We love the idea of combining food with a business project to get the children thinking about how to manage their own expenses."


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