Whitecraig Primary has a number of exciting enterprise activities underway. A food co-operative has been set up which involves the whole community and, with the help of professional banking staff, a weekly savings scheme has been started. Following on from a successful Christmas enterprise day, a similar event is planned for Easter, when parents will come in to school to work on activities with their children such as designing and making an Easter card, as well as an egg cup for the all important Easter eggs. A new business partnership with Dominos Pizzas in Musselburgh will result in a visit from some of the classes to the Dominos premises in Musselburgh, where the children will be shown how to make healthy pizza, using fresh ingredients. They will then bake this and, of course, …eat the pizza!
Tuesday January 23 saw Whitecraig Primary launch the new and exciting initiative of a Community Food Co-operative. Targeting all members of the local community, the aim is for our P7 pupils and Health Promotion Group to serve subsidized fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs on a weekly basis to all stakeholders, including those who have no association with the school.
P7 took up the challenge of producing eye catching advertising posters for display around the village as well as mail shots to those households with no direct link to Whitecraig Primary.
As the accompanying photographs show our first venture into the world of retail sales was a huge success. Not only were the senior pupils undertaking ‘real maths’ in a pressurised situation, but we mangaed to attract into school many members of the local community who would otherwise not have crossed our threshold.
So forget Tesco’s Home Delivery! Come to Whitecraig Primary School every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:30pm to buy your fresh fruit and veg at amazingly low prices!!’
Mark Melville – DHT and Enterprise Coordinator