Hospitality and ESOL Culinary Event
On the 7th February in the Rowan Restaurant there was a culinary event organized by Hospitality with ESOL students.
Each learner prepared a dish representing their country. The students were supervised by our lovely and experienced chief Mari-Claire McNairney.
Some of the students were in the Rowan Restaurant getting it ready for the event, supervised by our marvellous teacher Jacqueline Simpson.
Barbara Bain was appointed to work behind the bar on that day.
The restaurant looked really wonderful. All the students preparing the restaurant had done a good job, students from level 5 and level 6 were involved.
At exactly 12.00pm the restaurant's doors were opened, and all the guests were let in. The dishes were brought in to the buffet and arranged and prepared with the utmost care. We had about 30 guests, all delighted with the food and service.
The person responsible for preparing the restaurant and service on that day was our colleague from level 6 Kasia Ciruk. She should be really proud of herself, she did a great job.
The biggest 'thank you' for everything goes to our English teacher Martin Law because he was the initiator of the event and one of the most involved people in this challenge. A big 'thank you' to him from all of us because without his idea the 7th February 2020 would have been nothing but another day in College
All Write Festival
On 12 February around 200 learners from East End, Springburn and West Campuses came together. Learners had been taking part in the ESOL writing festival, All Write, and had written about various aspects of their culture following the brief "This is Me!". The learners led a Language Exchange, took part in Poster Making and demonstrated and participated in some very energetic national dances including the Semba de Angola, the Polish Polka, a Sudanese group dance and of course a riotous Scottish Strip the Willow! They brought more delicious food to share and some came in beautiful national dress.
The All Write festival culminated in an event in the lecture theatre where learners from Literacies to National 5 read their interesting pieces of writing to an audience of their classmates and teachers. A true celebration of what makes us different and summed up by a quote from one of the learners, "living in a diverse culture changed me from a provincial resident to a citizen of the world. I've learned how to be open, kind and considerate and don't have any racial or cultural bias. Also I've learned that diversity makes us stronger."