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Saturday, 12 March 2016

Tomatoes Invade The Needles

Label Designer-Imogen Scott
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Three tomatoes and a bottle of ketchup have taken over the Needles on the Isle of Wight as part of Milford-on-Sea Primary School’s entrepreneurial initiative to make its own 'school ketchup' for Milford on Sea Food Week.

Three giant tomatoes have replaced the Needles and the lighthouse is now a ketchup bottle as part of the winning design by Milford pupil, Imogen Scott (aged 9). 

The ketchup which has been designed and made in conjunction with Claire Lee, proprietor of Spice‘n’Easy (a Milford-based producer of fine pickles, chutneys and relishes), has enabled pupils to be involved in a product from start to finish.

The Winning Label Design
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Claire from Spice‘n’Easy commented; "The children tasted various ketchups and then collaborated to agree their preferred flavour option. It has been brilliant to have their feedback and I hope they enjoy selling their product in the village during Food Week. - Looking out for future entrepreneurs!”

Matthew Hill, Head Teacher at Milford-on-Sea Primary School said: “What an opportunity this has been for our children, they have been involved in every step of the way, from taste testing to selling the product themselves to local businesses. It has enabled them to get a hands-on learning experience, and an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills in dealing with local business owners."

The great thing about this project is the way our progressive school and enthusiastic PFA support Parents Friends Association came up with the idea, and how the pupils are learning about product design, product production, direct sales, and profit and loss.

Surprising what you can get out of a few bottles of ketchup!

The School Ketchup will soon be on sale for £4.50 per bottle. Watch out for it in the village shops and all around Food Week - oh, and don't forget to buy some! - every penny of profit goes to our own village school.

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