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Tuckshop Tycoon

Tuckshop Tycoon is a project aimed at Year 6-9 children to develop enterprise skills and health awareness. Pupils will take part in sessions teaching them enterprise skills which will enable them to run a healthy tuckshop. The health sessions are delivered by Hannah Bailey who is a qualified nutritionist. Health sessions give pupils the understanding of why good health is important. Profit from the tuckshop can then be re-invested into the school or other projects.

Prior to delivery, each school will complete a questionnaire to ensure their session is personalised to meet the needs of the school. It will also assess the level of knowledge amongst the pupils to ensure the sessions meet their needs educationally but are also fun and interactive to promote learning. Tuckshop Tycoon is a day’s event split into 3 sections:

  • Enterprise
  • Health
  • Running the tuckshop

Once the session is completed, the children will then set up their own healthy tuckshop using the skills they have learnt from the enterprise session. These will include the basic concept of running a business, making a profit or loss, understanding their costs and stock buying.Through the health session, they will understand why a healthy tuckshop is important at their school. They will also understand the basics of a healthy diet, why a healthy lifestyle is important and how it can help them at school.

The project also contributes to revised curriculum guidance about PSHCE, numeracy and PE. It is also part of the schools statutory duty to promote wellbeing and provides evidence towards the Ofsted requirements around SMSC. Follow up sessions are provided to ensure the project is running successfully and build on knowledge already gained.

The tuckshop is intended to make a profit but not compete with current school catering facilities. The money made from the tuckshop can be re-invested in to products for the school such as sports equipment etc. There are no restrictions attached to the spending of the money. Products sold in the tuckshop can also be flexible to avoid direct competition with the catering department if this is an issue.


To find out more details or make a booking please call us on 01924 277343 or get in touch through our enquiry form.

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