“We learnt how to work as a team and lots about running a business and selling to the public.”
This creative team from Haberdasher’s Askes’ Crayford Academy, designed and created their own baking kits to help customers achieve the perfect cookies, cupcakes and biscuits at home. Bakeaway’s strong branding and innovative packaging particularly stood out to the judges, helping to secure the team a place in the awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Bakeaway team member, Ruya Pancar said: “We loved following our team’s progress on the Tycoon in Schools Website, especially against some local schools. We were really excited to get the opportunity to visit Buckingham Palace and meet Peter Jones and show him some of our products.
Lead teacher Natalie Stevens, said: “I was really impressed with the students’ organisation, dedication and team work. They worked so well together to manufacture the products and were happy to put in additional hours during break times and after school for the duration of the competition.
“They have learned the importance of listening to customer feedback to ensure that their products would sell. The team tried a whole range of flavours, ingredients and products and were able to adapt to customer demand.
“Tycoon in Schools has been a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it to any schools. Setting up their own business and seeing their own ideas develop into real products is really exciting for pupils.”
Bakeaway team member, Maise-Jane Burtt said: “We really enjoyed taking part in the competition – it was lots of hard work but really great to earn our own money and make decisions on our own products and ideas.
“Our favourite part was getting to test all our ideas and coming up with new products, then being able to see if people would buy them and what they thought. Everyone has been really impressed with our products.”