Hospitality students savour French hospitality

Hospitality French trip

Hospitality students savour French hospitality

Students and staff from Forth Valley College experienced a taste of French hospitality when they travelled for an educational trip to Rabelais Catering High School in Caen, Normandy recently.

A total of five students and two lecturers – Mandy Fraser and Arnelle Hall from FVC’s Department of Creative Industries, Hospitality and Tourism and FVC Communication Support Worker Evelyn Burgess, spent 10 days savouring the way they teach hospitality subjects in France before returning on Thursday 11 October.

Skye Adam (17) from Airth (HNC Professional Cookery) and former Skills for Work students Jordan Gardiner (17) from Falkirk (City and Guilds Professional Cookery Level 2), Tyler Chisholm (19) from Grangemouth (HNC Professional Cookery), Louise Oswald (18) from Kippen (City and Guilds Food and Beveridge Service Level 2) and Holly Busby (18) from Dunblane (HND Hospitality Management), eagerly learned as much as they could on the trip.

The visit – which follows on from a successful trip by FVC students to the Rabelais Catering High School last year and a return visit to FVC from their students and lecturers in May this year - was once again funded and organised by the Charles de Gaulle Trust which was set up to enable groups of young people aged 17 to 19 from the UK and France to work together on joint projects. The Charles de Gaulle Trust supports collaboration between the UK and France through education partnerships that offer young people an international and intercultural experience.

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