Occupational studies Contemporary Cuisine students raise £515 for The Children’s Cancer Unit

During the summer term of Year 11 Occupational Studies pupils received two visits from Mr Alistair White from Westrock (Multi Packaging Solutions) and they creatively came up with ideas to sell cupcakes to raise funds for a chosen charity of their choice. Packaging was designed by pupils and produced by Multi Packaging Solutions for individual cupcakes and a multipack of three. The classes came up with slogans, a company name, and chose colours from the charity logo to add to the design. It was decided and voted upon that the charity The Children’s Cancer Unit was going to be supported. Posters were placed in the school information sheet to announce the 2-day sale. The two classes worked extremely hard to bake and decorate a huge 400 cupcakes for this sale!

The cupcake sale was held in June 2019 and by break time almost all of the buns were sold! An amazing £515 was raised on this occasion which is a fantastic achievement and something to be proud of. As a department we are indebted to Mr White for providing the wonderfully designed boxes for the cupcakes.

On Tuesday 24th October 2019 it was a great honour to welcome Jacqueline Wilkinson from the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity to our school assembly. Pupils learned how this charity started and now have an appreciation of the vital work that it does among very sick children.