FOOD HEARTLAND INSPIRES NEW-BRIDGE GENERATION
More than 400 school children from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon borough took part in a careers showcase hosted by the Food Heartland. The three-day event demonstrated to Year 10 students the variety of roles working with food & drink in the agri-food, tourism and hospitality sectors to encourage them to seriously consider a career in the industries. Students were tasked with sourcing, producing and marketing a product. There was a mock supermarket, mobile kitchen and cookery demos from award winning chefs as well as industry professionals from a wide range of sectors on hand for advice.
Mrs Bittle, Home Economics teacher/Industry Links Co-ordinator accompanied students from New-Bridge Integrated College to this key event. “Our Year 10 Home Economics pupils thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful event. They listened to quality careers advice from industry experts and engaged with fellow students from 4 other schools also in attendance. They were totally engaged in the business challenge working in teams tasked to design and create a burger. An amazing array of fresh ingredients were on offer for them to sample and explore. The 3 minute pitch presented to the judges demonstrated their communication skills and they even got the chance to enhance their numeracy skills as their final product had to be carefully costed. Thanks to all involved in the organisation of this fantastic event”.