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.