School wins tuckshop challenge

2017-12-12 06:00
St John’s Primary School has won against eight other schools.

St John’s Primary School has won against eight other schools.

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St John’s Primary School in Kensington was announced as the winner of Blue Ribbon’s Mmmm Yum Kid Tuckshop competition last month.

The school beat eight other schools from around the province by managing to get a clean audit record after a three-month long entrepreneurship programme.

The schools were required to establish a functioning tuckshop with the help of the company’s mascot. Everyone at the school was part of the innovative competition, including teachers. Participating schools were from Paarl, Kraaifontein, Philippi, Kuyasa, Heideveld, Retreat and Strand.

The company performed an audit evaluation and analysed the performance of each school’s tuckshop since the competition started in August. According to a company statement, the learners had to follow strict competition rules, including completing the course.

The competition was aimed at engaging, empowering and uplifting the future leaders and was an opportunity for learners to experience the world of entrepreneurship and business management.

Blue Ribbon marketing executive Noleen Ballard-Tremeer says: “It has been a great experience to watch this campaign grow and evolve over these last few months. While it was fun, it was for a purpose greater than us as a brand – for the learners, the communities in which they live and the nation as a whole. We were fortunate to have some great mentors and leaders guide the learners and I know it will leave a permanent imprint in their lives.”

St John’s principal Charlene Hans says the programme was a success and learners benefitted from the practical and theoretical life skills initiative.

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