Baker's dozen at Deer Park turn cupcake entrepreneurs
AS PART of Cirencester Deer Park School's annual enrichment week, a group of 21 students have been busy learning fine art of cake making and selling.
The 'Baker's Dozen' activity for 21 Year 8 and 9 students has included a masterclass in cake-making from Cirencester Cupcakes and a trip to Bristol market to gain inspiration on how to set up a market stall.
The week will culminate in the 21 taking a stall at Cirencester market tomorrow (Friday) and selling their cakes from 9am to raise money for charity.
Alongside the activity, three Year 10 students on work experience have been putting together a web site, a video and pictorial account of the week.
As part of his work experience, one student, James Head prepared the following article for the Standard:
BAKER'S DOZEN ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY by James Head
THIS week, students at Cirencester Deer Park School have been participating in the Baker's Dozen Enrichment Activity, where they will be baking and selling cup-cakes to raise money for charity.
With the help of Louise from Cirencester Cup-cakes, a local business that specialises in cakes, the young bakers were eager to learn the ropes in the Master class she provided on Monday the 2nd of July. They will also be focusing on marketing and how to sell their products as they will be setting up a market stall in Cirencester Market Place on Friday the 6th of July, using what they have learnt about how to lay out a stall during their trip to Bristol Market on Wednesday the 4th of July.
Also, the pupils will be visiting a big-scale bakery in Chipping Sodbury to see how cup-cakes can be mass produced, which will give them an idea about how the professionals do it.
The project will reach its conclusion on Friday this week, so be sure to stop by Cirencester Market and help support the Young Entrepreneurs and raise some money for a good cause, also visit Louise at Cirencester Cup-cakes in Swan Yard to see what the children learnt.