Pupils have the recipe for success

ENTERPRISING children have teamed up with a professional chef to cook 200 Christmas puddings to sell in their local community.

Profits from the sale of the puddings will help boost funds at Yoxford Primary School, near Saxmundham.

This is the second year running the school has worked with Simon Cook, of the Smugglers Pudding Company, to produce the seasonal fare.

The 100 puddings made last year proved hugely popular and sold out quickly, hence the decision to double production in 2010.

Headteacher Jan Williams said the project was enjoyable but also important educationally.

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“By participating in enterprising projects within the classroom, pupils are able to take part in events that are real and give them both a role to play and responsibilities to undertake.

“We are encouraging children to be effective contributors, responsible citizens, successful learners and confident individuals,” she added.

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As well as promoting business links, the project encourages children to make practical use of their numeracy, communication and IT skills. They have had to work out their costs and decide how much to charge per pudding in order to make a profit.

Logistical and marketing skills have also been brought into play as the youngsters had to choose outlets for their produce, decide on packaging and how to maintain stock levels.

? Yoxford Primary School’s Christmas puddings can be bought at its Christmas Fair, being held at the school on Thursday, December 2 from 4pm, and at shops and restaurants in the village.

There will also be a pudding tasting event at Yoxford Post Office on Saturday, December 4, in the afternoon.

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