Students and catering staff from Oakmere visited Olive Mount in Wavertree yesterday to prepare a Christmas dinner for residents.
The meal was organised by the Olive Mount Residents Action group and allowed the residents to come together and enjoy a traditional meal along with some entertainment. It also gave our learners an opportunity to go out into the local community and build their confidence, self-esteem, enterprising & customer service skills.
Andy Campbell head of catering said, “It was great to see the young learners with the older generation. The residents were impressed by their skills, not only in the kitchen but in serving & creating a nice atmosphere. Things like this work wonders for their confidence and really help get the learners ready for when they progress on to apprenticeships and employment.”
We will be looking to carry on working with Olive Mount in the new year, helping to widen our learner’s horizons & to continue to bridge the generation gap.