Store-y time with a difference for pupils

Pupils at a borough school were given a special behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at a local supermarket.

Appletree Gardens First School’s Year 3 students were taken on a tour of the Morrisons store as part of Enterprise Week.

Pupils were given a tour of the bakery and warehouse, and had the chance to try out as a checkout supervisor before decorating some cakes.

Year 3 teacher Mitch Dent said: “As part of Enterprise Week in school, the children create things to sell and raise money for good causes, and the invitation to Morrisons fitted in perfectly well for the children to see how big businesses work.

“The tour gave them an insight into different jobs available as we met bakers, fish mongers, forklift truck drivers, managers, check out staff, and even a security guard.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed operating the tills just like real staff.”

Morrisons community champion Ann Office added: “We are trying to do a lot more in the community, and these children are the shoppers of tomorrow, so it is great to be able to give them a tour.

“I think they have really enjoyed having a go on the check-outs and seeing what goes on behind the scenes.”