This term, Phase 2 have been learning about settlements. In Maths, the children were given an opportunity to apply their learning to designing, baking, decorating and assembling gingerbread houses together to create the city of Plymouth. They practiced how to measure accurately and calculated the areas of the parts of their structures, to make templates. Approximately 240 children were involved in making gingerbread houses.
Families were invited to look at the spectacle during the Phase 2 exhibition on 12th December. Houses were sold to families for £1.
£184.09 in total was made. So taking out the money needed to make the project happen, the children made £70 (or thereabouts) in profit. A group of children took £50 from the money raised to Shekinah Mission, a local charity in Bath Street, just around the corner from PSCA. It is a drop-in centre for homeless people and people who are otherwise socially excluded or vulnerable.
The remaining money will be put back into Phase 2 to generate further cooking opportunities for the children.