Last year, children wrote lots of letters to Mr Mansfield suggesting ways we could improve our school. We’ve managed to accomplish lots of the things they suggested despite Coronavirus arriving but a few children we’re really keen to set up a cafe in the school. We loved this idea and thought that it would be great for children to run the cafe as their own business, and also create a space for the community to come together to socialise and eat healthy food. Unfortunately, Coronavirus then came upon us and we were unable to go ahead with the cafe due to restrictions. After a lot of thought, we managed to come up with an alternative idea for the time being… a catering trailer! Each junior class will take it in turns to have a week at a time running the catering trailer. They’ll plan the menu, source the products and place orders, take stock, calculate profit/loss/special offers, produce marketing materials…  We picked the trailer up a few weeks ago and she’s a beauty! We have big plans for her!

Some of our children put together a starter menu to trial this week. They will be in the Foundation Phase carpark tomorrow before school and after school selling some tasty drinks and treats. You can see the trailer and our starter menu here. 

Some of our children also created this Market Research questionnaire. We would love you to complete it to tell us what items you think we could sell!

We accept contactless, card and cash payments, so why not grab a tasty treat and warm drink for the walk home after dropping your foundation phase child to school tomorrow?! We’ll be open from 8:30 – 9:15am and then from 2:45pm – 3:30pm. 

Children will collectively decide how we spend any profit in the future… whether that be a new climbing frame for the site, new sports equipment or a special visit or experience! Though this is primarily a junior project, we have plans for the Foundation Phase children to set up a similar ‘mini’ business later in the year.

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