Pupils’ sweet taste of success

12th July 2011'Pupils from Yr 6 schools visited the college to take part in an Apprentice-themed day to create a new and innovative item. ' LOCATION: Minsthorpe Community College, Minsthorpe Lane, South Elmsall'Pictured L/R: Emily Slade, Charlotte Dunning and Joel Guest with their Choco Lympics box.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
12th July 2011'Pupils from Yr 6 schools visited the college to take part in an Apprentice-themed day to create a new and innovative item. ' LOCATION: Minsthorpe Community College, Minsthorpe Lane, South Elmsall'Pictured L/R: Emily Slade, Charlotte Dunning and Joel Guest with their Choco Lympics box.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE

YOUNG entrepreneurs visited Minsthorpe Community College this week to create a new innovative box of chocolates.

Year six pupils from Carlton J&I school took on the Apprentice-style challenge to create the sweet-tasting product.

The youngsters were divided into teams and project managed by pupils from the college. Creating a brand, costing, logos, and slogans were all part of the task.

Their ideas included Olympic-themed chocolates Going for Gold and Chocolympics, Snap and Share and the winner, Hearteasers.

Craig Walton, teacher at the Minsthorpe Lane college said: “They did a great job and really went into a lot of detail when presenting their products. I was very impressed.”

The project was designed to give children a taster of what to expect when they make the transition to the college in September.

Mr Walton said: “It is the perfect way of combining ICT, numeracy and literacy skills while being a fun day for the pupils.”