Dunc n' Read

A project by: Ingrid Boyd

pledged of £2,250 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Tue 15 Oct 2019
Developing skills and engaging the local community over coffee!


Number of students that will benefit: 315

Age of students: 12-16

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 20%


About us

Duncanrig Secondary - East Kilbride

What do we want?

To establish a barista café bar within our school library where pupils develop and learn how to manage, market and operate a business while preparing drinks for parents/carers at events within our school and hosting community outreach events. 

Who is this for?

Our S1 pupils will be involved in the marketing and branding of the Dunkin Read Barista Bar while the Bar itself will be staffed and run by trained pupils.

Why do we want it?

At Duncanrig Secondary School we want to develop the skills of our young people in order to prepare them for the world of work. By preparing coffee, taking orders, serving and importantly managing the business administration associated with running a barista café bar, they will be supported and encouraged to develop a variety of transferable enterprising and entrepreneurial skills.  

The barista bar will be developed, marketed and managed by our young people. Pupils will undertake all the responsibilities that come with running a small business. They will develop a number of skills to ensure they secure a positive destination such as: Problem solving; Taking Initiative; Creative Thinking; Teamwork; Resilience; Self-awareness; Respect and Confidence

The café bar will be used to compliment school events such as parents evenings, family learning events, school shows and community outreach initiatives with a focus on promoting reading. 

Funding for Barista training has already been sourced through the Prince's Trust and the pupils managing the café bar can gain a Prince's Trust Achieve Award Level 4. 

The project is sustainable and profits made will be reinvested to buy fresh consumables and equipment as required so that another cohort of pupils will benefit beyond 2019. The barista café bar will become self-financed and many pupils will benefit learning experience from the project which builds sustainability and capacity for future development. 



Miko Barista Bar -  £1440

Polo Shirts with Barista logo - £90

Trolley for Barista Bar - £350

Marketing budget – flyers /advertising - £20

Recyclable cups 200 - £34

Coffee / Milk/ chocolate - £250

Sub total = £2,184

+3% payment processing fees (charged by the payment provider)

Grand Total = £2,250


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy...

Café barriers - £230.10 (6 barriers)


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Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833