Hospitality at Addington
We are now able to start to get back on track with our hospitality curriculum in school. Just like the rest of the hospitality industry the café we ran in Wokingham Borough Council had to stop due to Covid in March 2020.
We are excited about starting to think about relaunching “Shuters“ café in the council offices in partnership with Activate learning in the future. Meanwhile though we have our exciting café: “KORE Café” in our new 6th form block which gives our students the opportunity to serve juice and biscuits to each other at break time and to provide cakes and hot drinks to staff. This is fully run and operated by our students.
Intent: Giving our students the opportunity to run “KORE Café” café as well as “Shuters” Café when we are able, will give them valuable skills in food preparation, kitchen hygiene, customer service, service skills, working on a till and many more. We have a thriving hospitality sector in our local area and being able to put this experience on their CV’s will help some of our young people secure jobs in this sector, an industry which is accessible to our young people.
Implementation: We are lucky to have our “KORE Café” in the 6th form area. This gives students the opportunity on a rota basis to set the café up ready for service, dress in the appropriate PPE, prepare and serve cakes and drinks, serve their fellow students and staff and clean down afterwards. This is real service in a safe environment with the support of our TA’s and LSA’s.
Impact: Having this opportunity helps our students grow in confidence, helps them learn team working, improves their social skills and interaction with one another and will be great CV collateral too.