Try out the café
Pop-up business to return
Pupils have been busy preparing for the return of their popular pop-up café in the Cochran Hall.
This year the café may have a Scottish theme as it falls on St Andrew’s Day, November 30. The venture is part of the school’s Christmas Fayre and will be open from 10am to 2.30pm.
The café started on a small scale in the school library and has run at a range of events over the past four years.
It is designed to let pupils develop skills in employability and enterprise in preparation for the world of work.
Principal pupil support teacher Gillian Thorburn said: “This year, the event is very much a cross-curricular learning initiative with three classes coming together to organise and manage the Christmas fayre and café.
“Pupils from Creative Pathways are taking the lead in design and decoration while two enterprise classes are focussed on planning, sales, marketing, quality assurance and running the café as a business.”
She added: “Café Academy will offer all its signature cakes as well as new additions to the menu and soup and rolls over the lunchtime period.
“The school is grateful to Kirkcudbright Rotarians who have worked in partnership with pupils and staff to help make Café Academy a success over the past few years and will be helping with the planning and support of this year’s event.”
Profits will be shared between JDRF to fund research into type 1 diabetes and the school’s S6 charity, the Mental Health Foundation.
Preparation Ruby Graham and Ciara McClelland making napkins