Students win prizes at hospitality and tourism day

A group of students visited Newquay recently to take part in a hospitality and tourism day in one of the town’s landmark hotels.

The Year 10 students visited the Headland Hotel to take part in the event which was being run by Springboard with Truro and Penwith College and Hospitality Table Cornwall.


The students arrived at around 9.30am before a key note speech from JJ Goodman for 10 minutes.

During the rest of the day there were nine different workshops for students to choose from including sensory tasting, cake decorating and ‘shaking a fruit punch’.

Ash, from Year 10, was handed a special award and a £50 voucher for showing enthusiasm while housekeeping.

Grace Pellow-Firth won an award and a cook book for her sensory abilities detecting flavours. 

Sam Strana, teacher at Pool Academy, said the students enjoyed the workshops they took part in.

She said: “They enjoyed the mocktail making session and the spa where they got to massage each other’s arms.”

The day finished at 3.45pm after the prize giving ceremony and all participants were handed a goody bag to go home with.

Claire Meakin, Principal at Pool Academy, said: “Thank you to Sam Strana for taking students to the hospitality conference. It was an excellent experience and students were a credit to the school.”

Christiana Richardson