Students take to the cat walk

Students take to the cat walk

Year 11 Hospitality and Catering students at the Wey Valley School entertained a full house in the Will Mackaness Hall with a fashion show followed by an Italian themed meal. 

As part of their GCSE studies, students took to the cat walk to show off their fashion designs from their textile studies as well as preparation and service of an exceptional three course meal as part of their Hospitality and Catering course.

Parents, friends and staff thoroughly enjoyed the evening with mock tails on arrival including a WeyValley Whizz Bang or Mock Pimms. 

Ms Glass, Textiles teacher said, “The Fashion Show was in 4 parts, interspersed with Italian inspired dishes. The students were exceptional and the evening was one of the best yet. The items on display were an eclectic mix of excellent final pieces produced by the current year 11 students as a result of their GCSE coursework, children's dresses made by the current year 10 and pyjamas created by the current year 9 students.”

Ms Glass added, “Not only was the event 60% of their GCSE studies, but the event also raised over £300 for the Weldmar Hospice.”

Mrs Harmey, Hospitality and Catering teacher was pleased with the evening’s menu adding, “All food was freshly cooked and served by the Hospitality students.  Our guests were overwhelmed by the student’s hard work and the quality of the food and service.  The quality and range of dishes, including Goats Cheese and caramelised onion with flatbread, asparagus and prosciutto, chicken and pea risotto, butternut squash and spinach lasagne, strawberry gelato in chocolate pots and tiramisu were worthy of a young master chef, and this dedication will place our students in good stead when they look to pursue their culinary interests and careers beyond Wey Valley.”

Ms Sara Adams, Principal at the Wey Valley School congratulated the Year 11 students, “The evening was a fabulous event for our students and guests. Our students were excellent ambassadors for the school - the fashion designs on show and the Italian themed menu were first rate and I am sure this will be reflected in their GCSE studies and coursework as they approach their summer exams.   Well done Year 11!”