Pop Up Shop - Craigour Park Primary School Parent Council, Edinburgh

What did you do?

Our Parent Council successfully ran some pop up shops for the children at school. These are affordable shops where children can come and buy something with their money. The aim was to keep everything cheap and affordable to all so everything we sell is under 50p. We try and link the theme of the shop to something happening at school. For example, we sold secondhand books on World Book Day; we had a healthy fruit and veg  tuck shop during Sports Week; and we had a pocket money toy shop during Maths Week. The children make signage for the shops for us and help bring each class along to the shops. To keep costs low and to be good to the environment, we try and sell things that are donated such as books and toys, and our local supermarkets helped us with donations of fruit and veg.

Who was involved?

Parents, teachers and one class helps us with signage and co-ordinating classes coming to the shop on the day

What was the biggest success?

The joy and excitement on the children’s faces when they get to come and buy something

Would you do anything differently?

No, the children seem to love it in the format we have.

Are you going to continue with this work, or has it inspired you to do something else?

Each meeting the Parent Council has, we are looking for ideas of what to sell at our next shop!

Source of funding (if any)?

Mainly donations or a small amount of Parent Council money, if required

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