Once a week pupils in the Upper School run the school cafe. This is an opportunity for pupils to apply skills and knowledge they have learnt throughout the school and apply it in a vocational based approach to learning. Pupils have the opportunity to use their communication skills to take orders, implement their cooking and life skills by preparing the food / toasties ready for the lunch time. They then take money for the items and exchange this for the food items. The impact of the cafe has meant that Watling View are going to further develop and enhance this area of the curriculum during the 2022 - 2023 academic year.
We are excited to be building a brand new Cafe at the school. The pupils in the Upper School are going to be using this as a work experience opportunity and engaging in learning in a way which links with their Individual Destination Pathway and long term aspirations. We are hoping that this will be finished just before Christmas ready for our pupils to start working in.
Our Cafe lead Bouchra has been working hard to make sure this is a fantastic learning environment and something which we are going to be looking forward to welcoming visitors too in the near future.
Please look at some of the pictures above to see the progress of the building.