Wales students’ fabulous feast for Millers boss Paul Warne

By Adele Forrest | 21/06/2019

Wales students’ fabulous feast for Millers boss Paul Warne
Year 10 student Mia Finnie with Millers manager Paul Warne

THE tables were turned on Millers manager and former teacher Paul Warne who was given his just desserts, starter and main by school pupils. 

The Rotherham United manager was treated to a three-course meal, planned, cooked and prepared by Wales High School pupils.

Paul was a guest of honour at the Big Feast event held at Magna, along with the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Jenny Andrews and Mayoress, Cllr Jeanette Mallinder.

Eighteen students served up the banquet for more than 100 people, working closely with Magna’s head chef, Paul Childs, and front-of-house team to pick up valuable real-life work experience and gain their level two hygiene certificates.

Wales High School headteacher Pepe Di’Iasio said: “I couldn’t be more proud of the students and staff that worked so hard to make the Big Feast a reality. 

“This is the second year we have held the event at Magna and for us it’s all about giving our students the chance to work in the real world. 

"We’ve had 18 students working with Magna’s head chef in the kitchen honing their skills. 

“Others have been learning how to wait on and then a group of students kept people entertained with music, art and drama.  

“It’s a fantastic night to show what can be achieved by both our students and Magna.”

Organiser and Wales High School PE teacher Luke Pendlebury said: “Everyone has been working hard both behind the scenes and front of house to make this event work. 

“Students had a practice session at school for 80 people and learnt a lot from that before hosting the Big Feast at Magna.

“They’ll take away the communication and teamwork skills and learn what it means to be part of a team which compliments their learning on the GCSE food preparation and nutrition course they’re taking.

“All the students that took part now have a level two hygiene certificate that can be used in the future if they decide to work at Magna or any other catering company.”



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