Year 9 - Pop Up Cafe

Yesterday, our Year 9 Highton Food Studies students opened a 'Pop-Up Café' during lunchtime, selling food items they had designed to our College community.

It aimed to highlight 21st century learning, with the student driven project encouraging them to problem solve in a collaborative way. It also introduced the students to the many and varied aspects of running a small business - not just the design, production and selling of food, but cash handling, marketing, promotion, OH&S regulations and shift management, just to name a few.  

It was also a co-collaboration project with the Year 8 Product Design students, providing the furnishings, the Product Design and Technology students making some seating, and the band, 'Suspended 4th', creating a great atmosphere on the day. The real-life café also forged links into our community by supplying leftover food to a local charity. Congratulations to all the students working together on this project and we look forward to seeing how our students develop this opportunity. 


Mr Antony Benson and Ms Felicity Rogerson



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