Year 10 students from Camden Haven High School collected food and funds to support families in the local area through the Salvation Army Christmas Food Drive.
“We taught a Food Equity unit in Year 10 and the students wanted to do their part in the community to support people that find it hard at this time of year,” said Mrs Catherine Duval, Home Economics teacher.
Teachers and students donated money and brought in non-perishable food for this worthy cause.
“Our school is always looking for ways to support the local community,” a spokesperson from the school said.
“We are so proud of the enthusiasm of the students and staff when donating to this cause,” she said.
Students in the Café Skills group visit the Whiddon Group Retirement Village to make coffee, treats and great conversation at least twice each term. Last week the girls brought Christmas cakes, slices and biscuits that they baked at school.
The residents love the visits and enjoy sharing stories about their own school days. They always give a huge round of applause and get excited for the next visit.
“You can see these girls blossom as the year goes on,” said Catherine, who is the teacher mentor for the group.
“What I love about Café Skills is that you see their confidence and skills develop as we work together,” she said.
At the Health and Wellbeing Open Day at Lincoln Gardens Village in Port Macquarie last week, students made coffees and treats for the residents and their visitors.
To celebrate the end of the year and their hard work and commitment, Café Skills teacher Mrs Catherine Duval took the girls out to the Sandbar for a morning tea.
“We work together as a team and form a really good friendship group,” said Catherine.
The course runs each year at Camden Haven High School as an elective for students with interest in hospitality. There are many involvement opportunities within the school and extra-curricular activities.