Hospitality students host Xmas party for elderly

Blessed Trinity catering students (s)

Blessed Trinity catering students (s)

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Year 11 catering pupils at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College tested their culinary skills by hosting a Christmas party for the elderly.

The students have chosen an extra GCSE subject in hospitality and so they had to plan, set-up and deliver an event.

“The pupils chose to run the OAPs’ Christmas Party which consisted of designing the menu, producing the food, the layout of the room, the theme and serving the food and drinks,” said Head of Food and Catering at Blessed Trinity Karin Buchanan.

“Another aspect of their project was to raise money for the event which they did by running a tuck shop after school on a number of days.”

The guests came from a variety of parishes, there was also some of the families of the students and a number of school governors.

The team consisted of seven members: Amber Rogers, Emily Spiers, Matthew Bowes, Roberto Arcangelo, Sophie Hobman, Sophie Holt and Olivia Holt who were helped by a selection of Year Nine and 10 catering pupils and also a numberof Year 11 prefects.

“All of our pupils worked exceptionally hard to produce a fabulous event for the festive season and we had some lovely feedback from our guests,” added Miss Buchanan.