Promoting the skills of restaurant students

Submitted to the Folkestone Herald

Restoration students at Folkestone Academy discovered the skills and experiences that life at sea offers.

Year 10 and 11 pupils welcomed the Royal Navy Leaders Display Team to the school for a series of workshops aimed at showcasing the variety of careers on offer in the Navy.

Officers explained that there were more than 100 vacancies in specialties such as aviation, engineering, logistics, warfare and medical.

They talked about the benefits of joining the Navy and the opportunities for lifelong learning and training, including the possibility of earning NVQs and apprenticeships.

Year 10 Josh said:

“I didn’t know the Navy was so involved. It was a real revelation for me. »

On your marks, get set… cook!

After the careers presentation, Folkestone pupils had the chance to take part in a Ready Steady Cook-style task where they were challenged to prepare a meal within a set time frame using their catering skills.

Their guests oversaw the challenge and talked about the similarities to their own roles where they will have to prepare meals under strict deadlines, as well as their own life experiences since arriving.

Year 11 Amelia said:

“The lesson got me thinking about exploring a restoration job within the Navy.”


School Principal Steve Shaw said: “Thank you to the Royal Navy Chefs Presentation Team for taking the time to come to the school and show their catering skills to our pupils.

“It has given our students a better understanding of possible careers for them after leaving school, which is so important as they come to the end of their time here.”

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