Marr College Newsletter 05 - Page 17

Issue Number 05 | January 2020 S3 People and Society Our S3 People and Society class worked hard to prepare our annual Foodbank Appeal in December. They organised a number of events throughout the month including: Staff Coffee Morning Instead of buying a ticket for the coffee morning students asked staff to bring along a luxury, non-perishable Christmas food item for the Foodbank or a small gift. Staff were then served a delicious array of festive treats alongside tea and coffee. Foodbank Appeal Each personal support class received a decorated Christmas box containing this year’s Foodbank Advent calendar. Each pupil was allocated a number and was responsible for bringing in that item – the hope was that each class would be able to complete the calendar of items. The Foodbank appeal was a great success with the school collecting over 1,000 items in total! Well done everyone! service skills and were a credit to their teachers and the school. Princes Trust YA Group Westbank Nursing Home Visit S4 Barista Afternoon Tea On 11th December our S4 Barista Skills students hosted an afternoon tea as part of their ‘Introduction to Events’ City and Guilds unit. The students had spent many weeks preparing for the event, this involved creating invitations, menus and table decorations with support from their Ayrshire College lecturer Amanda Kerr. The group chose to invite the school’s student support staff, administrative assistants and janitorial staff as a thank you for all their hard work at Marr College. On the day the group demonstrated their fantastic customer 16 Marr College S2 and S3 students who are part of the Princes Trust Youth Achievement Group visited Westbank Nursing Home to work on their interpersonal skills as part of their Youth Achievement award. The class is run in conjunction with Ayrshire College and students will get a nationally recognised award at the end of the course. They will be visiting again in a couple of weeks to give the residents some gifts that they are creating. The students will also be selling these items at the Christmas Concert to raise some money for the home.