Last week, the Upper Fourth enjoyed their Enquiry Week, entitled Farm to Fork. The girls worked with six local food production businesses which between them farm eggs, dairy, meat, soft fruit and crops. The girls were in six teams and were matched up with one of the local businesses. Across the week they undertook research about their company and learnt about marketing, advertising and food packaging. The girls produced their own recommendations for packaging and advertising so that the businesses can attract a younger clientele, become more sustainable, and raise sales and brand awareness. In the Spring Term, when their campaigns are complete, they will present their ideas to the actual businesses.
Workshops during the week included topics such as what is a healthy diet?; back in time for tea; profit and loss sheets; the impact of Brexit on imports and exports; soil testing and genetic modification of crops and colour theory.
On Friday the girls prepared an evening meal they had designed and budgeted for the previous day, cooking in our beautiful Sixth Form kitchen under the expert eye of Mrs Franklin, the Domestic Bursar. Those who stayed at the weekend enjoyed a workshop where they learnt some carpentry and made planters, designing and creating bulb displays to go outside their houses, and at the pamper party, girls learnt about plant-based beauty products.