As part of their topic 'What's the most important thing about chocolate?', Year 4 pupils from Sefton Park Junior school worked in teams to design and make their own chocolate products.
"We worked really hard to improve our chocolates so they were scrumptious!" Ellis (aged 9) told us.
"Our first prototype was runny chocolate so we added secret ingredients into our second draft!" Abdullah (aged 9) explained. After making their chocolate, the children added a range of other ingredients including honeycomb, popping candy and marshmallows and moulded their chocolates into interesting shapes.
On Saturday 25th March, they held a stall outside Oddsox to sell their tasty treats. Bright and colourful packaging, handmade by the children, decorated the table with chocolate product names including 'Marvellous multi swirl', 'Mallow Surprise' and 'Star Bar'. The products were very popular with members of our community.
Children took turns to run the stall throughout the morning until they had sold out. In total they made £234.10!
The children have decided to donate half of their funds to their chosen charities, Children's Hospice South West and the RSPCA, and will put the remaining funds towards their class trip in Term 6.
Year 4 class teacher Helen Thorpe said, "I am so incredibly proud of the children for their collaboration and creativity in this chocolate enterprise project. Fun learning at its best!"
Room 212 owner Sarah Thorp got in touch with Helen after the event to say how impressed the Gloucester Road Central traders were with the children. “We were really pleased to see the children outside Odd Sox selling their chocolates with such enthusiasm,” said Sarah. “It really livened up our high street this Mother’s Day weekend”.