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Pupils at special school running cafe to ensure employment is piece of cake

Leamington Editorial 3rd Nov, 2018   0

A POP-up cafe run by pupils at a Warwick school aims to ensure employment is a piece of cake.

Pupils at Round Oak School are serving up food and drink to help them gain confidence and skills to make their way in the working world.

And the special education school is competing to receive funding from the Aviva community fund in order to expand the cafe to run alongside community groups including mum and toddler events and social groups for elderly people.

Pupils interested in office experience are also helping to organise and create promotional material for the cafe.

Staff member Samantha Raybould said: “Most of the events are in house or with existing contacts and we want to expand this to allow our students the opportunity to make this venture more professional and increase their interaction with the local community.

“Our pupils receive a qualification as well as invaluable work experience.

“I have worked for Round Oak School for eight years and consider it a privilege to be involved with such inspirational students and staff.

“The school is committed to empowering our young people to become as independent as possible by creating a safe nurturing and supportive environment where they flourish.”

Visit www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk and search ‘Round Oak School’ to vote for the project.

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