Proof of hard work in array of tasty treats

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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Home made pizzas, burritos, chocolate slice and coconut balls were just some of the tasty treats Hedland Senior High School students showed off in their first assessed function.

Students working in The Canteen as part of their Certificate II in Hospitality put on a function for teachers and visitors and prepared the entire event, from the decorations to the coconut shavings on the slices.

Paige Jordon, who is completing the certificate between her ATAR classes, said the day was a good experience.

“I feel like in a way it’s giving back to the staff here at school,” she said. “They do a lot for the school and for us.

“Normally we just work at recess and during lunchtime for students but this has been like we’re giving teachers and staff a taste of what’s going on in The Canteen.”

The Canteen trainer and ma-nager Jacqui Snyder praised her students and said she was blown away by their calm demeanour despite the hectic nature of the day.

“We started the prep last week in class but we hadn’t started a lot of the food preparation until today and we had to run The Canteen as well during lunch and recess.

“It couldn’t have gone better, and it’s because the students are so dedicated and helped out in every way they could — I could not be any prouder of them right now.”

To add an extra element of pressure, Hospitality Group Training assessor Dawn Agnew was on-site watching each item come out and each student’s performance over the day.

Ms Agnew said she was pleased with the level of teamwork and praised Ms Snyder for what she had been able to achieve with the students under the constraints of a school timetable.

Students will continue to finish their certificates by the end of the year as they work in The Canteen before school, during lunch and recess, and after school, as well as putting on more functions hosted by the school.

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