When you walked into the Charleville State High kitchen all you could smell was fresh coffee being ground and milk being warmed to perfection. Must of been something to do with the barista training course for the year 12s.
The barista course was a huge success, with the kids all participating with enthusiasm, and finishing up the day with a barista certificate. Something that would give a lot of them a step up over others when finding part time work.
Led by the fearless Rhi Redmond of “She Bangs Coffee” Brisbane, the positive comments from the students speak for themselves.
“We learnt how to make a coffee, but more importantly to make sure it tastes good!”
“We learnt how to make love hearts, and leaf designs on the top of coffees.”
The Barista course was organised by Miriam Airey from the HOPE project. But this isn’t the only skill year 12 have gained this week. By graduation on Friday, the kids will have completed training in resume and application writing, completed an RSA course, participated in Centrelink and banking talks, had legal wills and power of attorney talks with Annie Liston and then CPR training.
We can be rest assured that our year 12s are leaving school the best prepared they can be, with many opportunities for employment.