Try out the café

Pop-up busi­ness to re­turn

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS - Kirkcud­bright Acad­emy

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

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