Proud pupils inspire healthy eating

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Pupils Profit offers high-quality enterprise toolkits to groups of key stage 2 children, enabling them to set up their own business within the school. The business can be a healthy tuck shop or a stationery shop.

Children practise each of STEMNET’s top 10 employability skills as they operate – and a healthy tuck shop gives a welcome boost to a school’s “five a day” intake.

The Pupils Profit healthy tuck shop snacks are within the new School Food Plan guidelines, ensuring they contribute to the children’s health and wellbeing.

Alexandra Hardy, headteacher of Henry Cavendish Primary School (whose Pupils Profit team is pictured above), said: “We have been so impressed by how successfully our Tuck Shop team has encouraged other children to try their healthy snacks; it’s wonderful to see these children contributing so positively to ‘healthy living’ at Henry Cavendish.”

From September 2015, Ofsted has given a more prominent place in inspections to wellbeing, health and healthy eating. Schools that allow children to set up and run a healthy tuck shop demonstrate “pupil voice” in action and provide a dynamic example of healthy eating being upheld across the school community.

The results are a testament to what key stage 2 children can achieve given the opportunity: “Our Tuck Shop has quite simply caused a cultural change at morning break – children really look forward to a healthy snack and you don’t see a packet of crisps now.” (Torridon Junior School)

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