- Posted January 22, 2013 by
Leicester, United Kingdom
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Introduce CNN Student News
School Cheats Students
My idea for this report came when I was innocently buying groceries with my mum in Iceland (supermarket) and what I found was that they sold a packet of 12 Calypso’s for £1 making 1 = 8p approx. –If I got my maths right- and in school 1 = 31p this means that they almost quadruple the price, so you would get only 3 for the price Iceland sell 12. In addition the drink only has 200ml making it an even bigger rip-off as if a young, energetic schoolboy were to buy a calypso, 1 would not be enough ergo forcing him to buy 2 or more. It is this kind of manipulative behaviour which really ticks me off. As ethically is it really right to make kids buy all this expensive foods when one can simply get it 4x cheaper? I think not....
So my idea was this someone should buy the calypso drink from Iceland and sell it for 10p giving them a 2p profit which I believe to be a fairer profit than to make a profit of 23p.This will really get their attention and maybe lower the cost of food as anyone in their right mind would save themselves 21p and get the cheaper option, causing them to either lower the price of the drink or sell it cheaper.
Maybe the schools really have lost the plot....
SCHOOL KIDS NEED TO BE HEARD!!!!