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Ruskin Duke of Edinburgh students launch new business venture

Duke of Edinburgh students at The Priory Ruskin Academy were delighted to see their ‘Basecamp Bar’ officially opened by Sainsbury’s, Grantham today (Thursday 17th March).

The healthy snack bar is the brain child of the dedicated group who have set up this venture as part of their skills and volunteering sections of the Award. Utilising their varied talents, the students have taken responsibility for designing the logo, signage uniforms, menus, loyalty cards and packaging as well as organising the staffing of the bar, all food preparation and baking and stock control, pricing, cash flow and book keeping. The bar, which is initially opening  two days a week, is open in the morning and at break and lunch with competitive pricing and the clear aim of promoting healthy eating within the Academy.

Mrs Jo Greenfield, Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator at the Academy, said: “The DofE runs from fundraising alone, so students are tasked with making money in order to fund their expeditions, buy equipment and pay for exciting events like rock climbing. The students have worked so hard over the last few weeks to prepare for today and watching them work for this has really made myself and Mr Dale (DofE Leader)  proud - they are a great bunch of young people and I wish them all the best in their business venture. A huge thankyou to Sainsbury’s who kindly donated fruit, cereal bars and other healthy snacks, and also Tyrells who donated a box of vegetable crisps to help kick start Basecamp Bar’s trade.”


Look out for more Duke of Edinburgh events coming up soon…including having our very own 27 foot climbing wall at the Academy for a sponsored ‘Climb a Mile’ event to raise funds for Sport Relief!