Students host first summer fetePosted: 16th July 2019
A school’s first summer fete has been organised and hosted by students.
Year 9 and 10 event operations students at Royal Docks Academy have spent three months planning for the practical part of their GCSE course.
The group decided to organise food stalls around the grounds during sports day for their mock exam.
They were assessed on their organisational skills, communication with customers and teammates, teamwork, problem-solving, independent initiative and their awareness of health and safety.
Nadia Kitouni, design, technology and art teacher, said: “Students organised all of the food, with six stalls representing American, African, Indian and Jamaican cultures. They had to learn quite a few skills, such as organisation, how to cook for more than 350 people, how to place orders, how to calculate portions and how to present food. They also had to think about location for their stalls in terms of accessing utilities, risk assessments and health and safety.
“It was their event. They were completely hands-on. This was their biggest event yet, but they were extremely confident. The whole school and all staff were off timetable to take part in the day, so it was a ‘wow’ moment.”
There were also stalls on the day from the geography department making flags and the languages department making an art installation with messages in various languages.