St Modan's Teen Takeover
Teenagers host meal at Stirling Campus
St Modan’s High School pupils took part in a special ‘Teen Takeover’ event at Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus recently (14/03/19).
A group of 12 third year pupils from the Stirling secondary school welcomed more than 60 guests for an evening meal, as the dozen hospitality hopefuls got a feel for the hospitality industry.
With four youngsters based in the kitchen, six serving and two working in the bar the stage was set to use their newfound skills to wait on parents, teachers and Forth Valley College staff including Fiona Brown FVC’s Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching.
They were mentored front of house by FVC lecturer Michal Tomaszewski and HND Hospitality students Robyn Wilson and Holly Busby and NC Hospitality student Jordan Stewart. In the kitchen the mentors were Chef Trainer Ruari Chatburn and cookery students Louise Hamilton, Ashley Morton and Declan Walls.
Michal Tomaszewski, said: “It was an excellent evening and the teenagers from St Modan’s were responsible for looking after the diners. They all had a table each and had to set it out, welcome their guests and serve the starters, mains, desserts and coffees and teas.
“They were all very enthusiastic and they worked unbelievably well as a team. The feedback from the diners was excellent and many people were amazed at how they were able to do so well in such a short space of time, considering they only started preparing for the event a few short weeks ago. The event was a great success and the team worked well together and every guest complemented the food and service on the night.”
Margaret Ramsay, Principal Teacher of Wellbeing from St Modan’s High School, said: “We are working hard at the school to prepare our young people with life and employability skills – this experience opens up even more for them and it is wonderful to see them growing in so much confidence. It also builds up a strong partnership with school and college as well as relationships with parents and the wider community.”
Photographs courtesy of margaret Ramsay from St Modan's High School.