We have a brand new entrepreneur at the school! David (P6) is running a fruit and vegetable stall to raise funds for our school. Working together with his parents, fruit is bought at a wholesale market and sold at competitive prices. This week David sold gala apples, clementines, red peppers, carrots, grapes, and blueberries. He has bold plans to keep going with this through the year and will possibly sell different produce depending on the week. David has already turned over quite the profit in the first week, over £30! This new venture provides wonderful opportunities to think about enterprise and use real world practice for maths.
David’s customers have all commented favourably on the quality of the produce, and even our pupils have been buying some healthy treats. Emma considers the grapes as the best ever and Hugh thinks the apples are delicious! Logan rightly said that David’s stall is a great idea because it keeps us healthy and Beth added that it’s good to raise money for the school at the same time. Naomi bought some produce today and remarked that the prices were better than the shops!
Below is the email that David wrote to send out to the school community to introduce the idea:
Dear parents and friends,
In Enterprise Class I suggested to Mr McCollum that I could try and sell fruit and vegetables with all profits going to Sunrise Christian School.
So from next week I hope to be able to serve you with:
- Quality, fresh fruit and vegetables.
- The variety will depend on what is seasonal and good value.
- Prices will be comparable with supermarket prices and may vary from week to week depending on purchase price.
I am still deciding the best way to provide it, but possibly I would take produce in for selling on 2 days (maybe Tuesday and Thursday), and it would be available for buying after school at pick-up time. If you want items other days you could let me (or my mum) know.
The success of this will depend on demand.
Well done, David!