Travel and Tourism students visited the Canary Islands last week as part of their qualification.
The first-year Level 3 students flew to Tenerife on Tuesday (March 5) and spent the week learning about the industry before returning on Friday.
The students learnt about different aspects of travel, from airport processes and procedures to the role of cabin crew, as well as considering how resort representatives operate in the tourism industry.
“The students did a lot of research beforehand, and the trip was a way of solidifying what they’d learnt by showing them how things those things work in practice,” said tutor Jen McMillan.
“For example, we used our cabin crew room to talk about the different things they would notice on the aircraft and at the airport in the UK and in Tenerife.
“Our focus is on helping our students get ready for their careers, and trips like this are a great way for them to learn about the industry and to think about which role would suit them best.”
The students’ tasks included being nominated as resort representatives and having to prepare and give a welcome talk to the teaching staff, as well as written assignments about the trip.
Student Maisie, who went to Stanley Park High School, said she had enjoyed the excursions to water adventure centre Siam Park as well as going to the beach.
“Because we had lots of work to do around the check-in process at the airport, for example, it made us notice things a lot more,” she said.
“I want to be a children’s rep, so the trip was useful because it gave me lots of ideas about what it would be like.”
Molly, who joined Nescot from Rosebery School, said the trip had made her even more determined to go on to become cabin crew in the future.
“I love the idea of travelling the world and being able to meet people, but the trip reminded me that it is really hard work as well as being fun,” she said.
“The trip overall was really good. Next year we get to choose where we go as a class, so we’ve already been thinking about where we could visit.”