About Xing Enterprise in Education
Healthy stuff tastes awful.
That's what we thought before we studied business in the states for a year. We loved the campus smoothie bar so much we decided to start a company making them ourselves.
We were a big hit. Our fun approach to business and healthy eating meant that teachers asked us to visit their schools to run one-day workshops too. They (and us) were amazed that we were able to inspire and educate young people to be more enterprising and healthier in such a short space of time.
Our ultimate goal was to start a student-run smoothie bar in a school, where as many decisions as possible were made by the students. There was a lot of red tape to get through, but we did it with help from an amazing team at Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull. They have been running their bar, learning tonnes, having a lot of fun and making a profit for their school for two years.
The next phase of the pilot is to have a small number of forward thinking school and colleges launch smoothie bars, testing the idea and learning how it supports student learning, enriches the curriculum and makes a profit.