Young baristas are willing and table

May 02, 2018

Bunnings Warehouse employees Ian Littlejohn and Chanal Hartshorne took the Kyabram P-12 College year 11 VCAL group through a building masterclass. preparing the class for their school cafe.

IF YOU’RE in need of a caffeine fix, you will soon be able to head to the Kyabram P-12 College to grab it.

The school has purchased a coffee machine and is equipping Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning students with the skills necessary to run their own version of a school café.

The VCAL students have undertaken a barista course and last week were treated to a ‘building masterclass’ from two Bunnings Warehouse employees.

The masterclass was aimed at putting together a table for the café.

A school café presents an opportunity for more hands-on experience for the VCAL students as they prepare for life in the workforce.

“VCAL is really for kids who don’t want to pursue VCE or think it isn’t for them,” teacher Andrew Pleydell said.

“Through VCAL we try to teach them some valuable hands-on lessons to help the kids get ready for employment.”

The introduction of the school café is also about making some much-needed money for the students.

“The kids are aiming to refurbish their classroom — the clean up has already started but as we make a bit of money through this we can keep working on it.”

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