Muffin makers rise to annual enterprise challenge

The winning students with their dishes and Keith Stuart from Stuarts the Bakers.
The winning students with their dishes and Keith Stuart from Stuarts the Bakers.

First-year pupils savoured the sweetness of success in the annual Stuart’s the Baker Challenge at Kirkland High School and Community College.

The event was organised once again by the school – and sponsored by R. T. Stuart – to give all first year pupils a chance to engage in an enterprise activity, and a willing line-up tackled the task.

They had to design muffins capable of being commercialised by the long-established Buckhaven firm. With no shortage of enthusiasm, Class 1PB edged ahead of three other teams to earn the winning trophy. The judging panel included Ronnie Ross (headteacher); Keith Stuart (Stuart’s; pictured), Michael Henderson (college tutor) and Mark Russell (librarian).

They looked for skills in presentation, product, marketing, design and cash flow, all of which called for pupils to use their knowledge of art, English, home economics and business education. Mr Ross said enterprise skills were important to the curriculum and the Stuart’s Challenge helped to develop the skills of leadership and team-working in a fun but challenging way.