The ‘Cupcake Castle’ was the brainchild of a group of young learners, who in recent weeks in primary group learning sessions, have focused on re-imagining food as art, design concepts, procedural texts and money knowledge. RCH teacher, Emma Fraser, said that by providing students with the opportunity to plan events and work their way through challenges, children are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they’re studying. “This type of active and engaged learning, allows students to explore the real-world applications of the concepts and ideas they are learning about,” says Emma.
The customer service displayed by these learners was just outstanding – no cash registers were required, just sound subtraction and adding up skills! One happy customer told us that “the girls who served me did a great job of wheeling deals. My cakes were delicious! I am very excited to see what pops up next.”
These ‘caketepreneurs’ raised $360.10 to fund future learning initiatives for other students at RCH.
It certainly looks like there is an appetite for future initiatives like the Cupcake Castle!