Woodland Café opened its doors to the public on Monday 11th June with a hugely successful open event. Student of the Year, Tom Hitchen, cut the ribbon at the door accompanied by Chair of Governors, Tim Richmond and Angela Anstey, Assistant Principal Quality and Curriculum. Angela has led the development of the Café with learners as the central focus. The event was the culmination of hard work by learners, volunteers from the college and from The Mansfield Building Society, who prepared the outdoor areas. On the day, learner Tom welcomed customers and thanked everyone for their hard work. Photography student, Kyfer also gave a talk about photography and the journey of the Cafe.
Special thanks are given to Jules from Jules at stems for her fantastic support helping the learners upcycle the pallets into planters, and for her donations of flowers and craft materials. Thanks to Antony Cowpe of Newlands Engineering for creating and donating the brand new sign, and to Romo Fabrics for their extremely generous donation of a variety of soft furnishings including throws, cushions and rugs. Thanks also to Lisa from lisa@designbymee for designing the new menus.
The day was a great success with learners and volunteers working hard from open to close.
Comments have already started flooding in from customers such as:
“Sublime food, nice to see healthy options on the menu.”
“Fantastic atmosphere, excellent food, amazing that the students are involved.”
The Cafe is open from 10:00 to 15:00 weekdays during term time.