Don't just take our word for it, if you really want to see how a fruit to suit enterprise can benefit your school or how good our snacks and drinks are, read some of the feedback we have received from heads, teachers and children in schools around the country.
At Cressing Primary School in Braintree we achieved Healthy Schools Status a number of years ago but are always looking for ways to support and develop this further. Last September Tracey and Jackie from fruit to suit came in to school and spent the day training our Year 5 and Year 6 children. By the end of the enjoyable day we had established a company, tasted snacks and organised the roles that the children would be taking on to run the business in school.
The Tuck shop has been a great success, the children love the range of products, the fruit drinks have been particularly popular and the parents have been very supportive of the venture. Several local schools have also visited us and then decided to take on the tuck shop in their own schools.
A year on and we haven't looked back, it has gone from strength to strength making a profit of £400 in its first year of business. The children have enjoyed taking on the responsibilities and have decided to spend the money purchasing new lunchtime play equipment which in turn has meant that lunchtimes have been more active and enjoyable for the children and the supervising staff.
In September we spent an afternoon with the now Year 6 children helping to train the new Year 5 children in the various roles and we are now looking ahead to another a successful and prosperous year of business for our Funky Fruit Tuck Shop.
Cressing Primary School, Braintree
Balfour School revamped their healthy snack trolley in September and we just wanted to tell everyone what a great success it is.
Our snack trolley is called Happy Snax (named by the children who run it). We currently stock a whole range of healthy snacks and currently have 8 children who run the trolley every break time.
Our most popular snacks and drinks are: Spicy noodles, Milkshakes all flavours, Popcorn, Orange and apple juice cartons, Mango whirls, Yogurt raisins and Apple snapz all flavours
We are just waiting for the weather to stop raining and heat up and the children will be selling frozen smoothies in two flavours and bottles of water at lunchtimes. This I am sure will be another success.
The children of Balfour look forward to the trolley coming out everyday and have currently made a profit to the school of just over £200.00. All the children who help are very excited about the trolley especially when we get new products to sell.
If you are thinking of setting up a trolley in your school we can highly recommend it. It doesnt take up too much time and the children who help absolutely love it and so do the children buying things.
We would like to thank Jackie and Tracy for all their help in helping us totally revamp our trolley. Which has now become a huge success.