Biscuits and boardrooms

All Hired: Steve Martinez, Duty Manager of the Tesco supermarket in Chesterfield and head teacher 'Lord' Peter Hughes  had a tough time choosing the winners for their Junior Apprentice competition at Darley Dale Primary School, where pupils were tasked with baking and designing special biscuits to be sold in the store.
All Hired: Steve Martinez, Duty Manager of the Tesco supermarket in Chesterfield and head teacher 'Lord' Peter Hughes had a tough time choosing the winners for their Junior Apprentice competition at Darley Dale Primary School, where pupils were tasked with baking and designing special biscuits to be sold in the store.
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SCHOOLCHILDREN were given a taste of business in the boardroom by competing in a week-long Junior Apprentice task.

The pupils of Darley Dale Primary took part in the competition based on the hit BBC show, and were asked to produce a packet of biscuits which could be sold at a supermarket.

The raw recruits were expected to complete market research, design the biscuits, name them, make the packaging and produce a 30-second advert- all within a budget of £3.50.

They then presented their product to Steve Martinez, duty manager of Tesco in Chesterfield.

Headteacher Peter Hughes said: “The creativeness of our children from reception to year six was amazing.

“They have produced a finished product working with great team work and effort.

“The skills they have shown over the last week were excellent and we are sure this type of memorable learning week will help develop their learning ability over the years to come.”

Year six pupil, Eleanor Beedham, said: “I loved this week because we have got to find out about lots of different skills that different jobs need.”

The winning teams were named the Chocolate Royals and the Cosmic Cookies.