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Nescot students have opened the first Seasons Café of the academic year, selling sweet and savoury meals and snacks to people across the college campus.

Today (Tuesday), students were selling homemade sausage rolls and pizzas, as well as biscuits they had baked that morning.

Molly, who joined Nescot this month and is on the Further Education pathway, said she had enjoyed making and serving the food.

“It was really fun, and I got to learn more skills,” she said. “I had to ask people questions, like what they wanted, and then another student was taking the money.”

Molly said she had enjoyed mixing the ingredients together to make the sausage rolls, and helping to apply to egg wash glaze to the pastry.

“I’m doing a lo t of things that I haven’t done before,” she added. “I chose Nescot because on this course we get a lot of variety, and the teachers are really kind.

“I’m hoping to study Animal Care in the future, because I like being with animals. There’s a lot of different animals at Nescot and I’d like to learn about them.”

Seasons Café is run by young people in Foundation Learning, which is a department which offers courses for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities, or people who left school with few qualifications.

The café aims to help young people develop a range of skills, from improving their maths skills by dealing with money and calculating the correct change, to improving their social skills and self-confidence.

Seasons is now open on Tuesdays from 10.15am until 10.45am, selling hot savoury snacks, as well as offering hot lunch options such as soup and jacket potatoes on Mondays from 12.15-115pm.

Students also bake sweet treats including cakes and biscuits for each day that the café is open.

You can read more about the Foundation Learning department on our website here.