By CHANTEL BARNES*
JORDAN River Learning Federation Senior School (JRLF SS) students are working in collaboration with MONA to provide a weekly master chef learning experience in hospitality.
MONA’S Kirsha Kaechele has helped support learners to have real-world learning through exploring local and global connection to the food and hospitality. This real-world learning experience is about exposing learners to vocational pathways.
Every Monday Kirsha and a guest chef work alongside learners to look and taste different cuisines. Inspiring our learners to cook with each other at school and then share this experience with their families at home.
This master class in hospitality is an important part of educating our learners about the importance of continuing to develop the five elements of health. This learning experience will help our young people to be inspired and passionate about food and to feed their imaginations to all of the potential possibilities that exist within the hospitality and tourism industry pathways.
MONA will also be offering this experience to our Package of Learning Tourism and Hospitality class in Years 9 and 10. Our Tourism and Hospitality class has been fortunate enough to attend an industry tour at Frogmore Creek Winery. At Frogmore they were able to listen to all of the jobs and pathways that exist within their business. We would encourage any other community partners that would like to be a part of our school community to make contact with us.
*Chantel Barnes is assistant principal vocational teaching and learning at JRLF Senior School