Tannochside pupils use their loaf to win enterprise award

WINNING SMILES . . . the happy Tannochside Primary team with the competition 'dragons'.
WINNING SMILES . . . the happy Tannochside Primary team with the competition 'dragons'.

A TEAM of Tannochside Primary pupils certainly used their loaf to scoop first prize when they entered the ‘dragons’ den’ for a recent enterprise competition.

Bradlay Lang, Kaitlynn Paterson and Laura Marchant fought off fierce competition from five other teams to win the Warburtons Challenge, an enterprise inter-disciplinary learning event organised for pupils at Bellshill Academy’s four enterprise cluster primaries.

Pupils from teams representing Lawmuir, Noble, Aitkenhead and Tannochside were tasked with coming up with a new idea for a Warburtons product to pitch to a panel in a Dragons’ Den style event. The ’dragons’ were Alistair Gourley, Eurocentral depot manager, and Maria McKeown, HR assistant, both from Warburtons, and Carol Warrington from Tesco.

Each school pitched confidently to the dragons and impressed them with their innovative product ideas, promotional adverts and jingles.

In the end the Tannochside team ‘Paterson Lang’, came out on top with their idea for the Warburtons Shape Surprise – a white loaf with a fun and healthy twist.

The product was aimed at encouraging young people to eat brown bread by having brown bread shapes inserted in the slice of bread. Some of the shapes included love hearts, stars, diamonds and polka dots.

There was also the option of having special edition breads for Christmas, St Andrew’s Day or Children in Need.

The team were presented with a trophy supplied by Warburtons.

Alistair Gourley said: “We decided that the team that won had the best overall package but a special mention should go to the Lawmuir Bread Bakers who produced the Chocolate and Banana Bread.”

Others teams and products were Lawmuir Bakers with ‘Pizza Plait’, Noble Primary’s Nobilicious - Baking with Benefits with ‘Choco Chip Rocket Ship’. Aitkenhead Primary’s Aitken Bread Co with ‘Kids Delight Pancake’ and Tannochside Primary’s Use Your Loaf with ‘The Love Loaf’.