Students at Castle Manor Academy held a very successful Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was organised by students from the Young Chamber and those studying catering as part of the Worlds Biggest Coffee morning event.
Students took control of the event, baking cakes, preparing a venue and going out to drum up support. Visitors were invited to visit the Academy and make a donation for a warm cup of tea or coffee and choice of cakes, all baked by students in the days before the event.
After the initial morning had finished Castle Manor Academy students were able to buy cakes at lunchtime and the students even took a stall to Place Farm Primary Academy for parents at the end of the day. Overall the students made over £200 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Catering teacher Ali Harris commented on the event, saying “It’s fantastic for the students to have a project to work on like this. They’ve worked very hard and have prepared everything you see.”
Assistant Principal, Matthew Gill, also commented on the students’ energy and dedication “The quality of baking is superb and the students are full of energy to engage with the community. It was lovely to see such a range of people enjoying the event, from very young children leaving playgroup, to pupils at Place Farm, Castle Manor students and staff, and even some older members of our community.”
Catering is a popular choice at Castle Manor Academy and provides part of the broad curriculum studied by students from Year 7, right through to the end of school. If you would like to arrange a visit to see the school during the academy day please contact reception on 01440 705 501.