Cirencester Deer Park pupils enjoy a jammy success
PUPILS from Cirencester Deer Park school tasted sweet success when they won a prize in the Jam challenge organised by the Royal Agricultural College.
The Year 10 Deer Park team was awarded a prize for generating the most profit in the business-based competition.
Five schools in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire took part in the RAC's Jam Challenge, each generating a company name, brand, strategy and then the sales techniques required to sell a jam and chutney produced locally by Kitchen Garden Foods in Stroud.
The project enabled pupils to gain an understanding of key business areas and put their skills into practice.
Each group was assigned a degree student from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester as a mentor and the teams pitched their results to a panel of judges at the College in July.
The Deer Park team achieved a £176 profit, which can be kept by the school to use as they see fit.
The team also impressed the judges with the amount of events they attended in order to sell their jams, their consistent branding and their detailed financial records.
The event was supported by the Young Enterprise organisation and will be run next year.
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