Ashville pupils grab a slice of business

Year 6 pupil Thomas Inglis, 11, serves parents Debbie Pearson and Rachel Thompson.
Year 6 pupil Thomas Inglis, 11, serves parents Debbie Pearson and Rachel Thompson.

A group of enterprising pupils from a Harrogate school have found the recipe for success after setting up their own money-making venture.

Ashville Junior School’s Year 6 pupils launched a pop up British themed café, the London Pie which ran for two days in the junior school.

The café proved an instant hit with parents, teachers and pupils with takings in excess £2,000. The profit from the exercise will now will be used to help fund fu-ture school events and activities.

The café was the culmina-tion of a number of business lessons given to the Year 6 pupils, in which they learned how to budget, bal-ance costs and profits, cre-ate spreadsheets and apply for jobs using letters and CVs.

Ashville Junior School Headteacher Jonathan Dol-man said: “Once again the enterprise café has been a great success, and I commend all of the children who took part and worked very hard to ensure that every-thing went smoothly.

“The café was heaving from the moment the doors were opened on both days. In fact at one stage we had diners queuing out of the building.”