Recently students studying at Coleg y Cymoeddâ€™s Aberdare campus provided visitors, staff and learners with a whistle stop journey to some of the worldâ€™s most popular holiday resorts.
The students from three areas of the campus – Computing, Travel and Tourism and Hospitality worked together as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification; to host an extremely interesting and professional exhibition.
The Level 3 Computing students were responsible for the organisation of the exhibition. They were tasked with booking the venue, setting up the display boards, advertising the event and also inviting the guests.
Students studying on the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism created display boards on typical tourist destinations. The boards featured details on accommodation, climate and attractions in the resort and the learners chatted to the visitors, providing general information.
To complement the displays, City & Guilds Hospitality students, produced dishes from the regions; which proved a big hit with everyone. The dishes included Italian pizza served with salad filled parmesan baskets, â€˜Far Bretonneâ€™, which is a French prune and brandy cake originating from Brittany and Spanish tapas dishes.
The event proved a great success, with a steady flow of both internal and external visitors viewing the displays and sampling the cuisine. After a tour of the exhibition all visitors were asked to vote on each stand and dish.
To conclude the event Joan Siddle, Vice Principal Learner Services and Support presented a certificate to the best in each category. Kathryn Carter received the best presented and tasting dish and Mitchell Jones was awarded the best Travel and Tourism display. Congratulating the winners she praised the work of all the learners, stating they were all winners! Mrs Siddle also mentioned the opportunities which may arise in the future of possible student exchange visits to some of the countries featured in the displays.