Fourth years flippin’ juice bar event a success

Daniel Percival, Timothy Li, Simone Anderson, Logan Ruthven, Sawitree Chaiyarat and Joe Kent spread festive cheer to fellow students and staff selling pancakes, waffles and fruit juice they made in their Skills for Work hospitality course at Shetland UHI on campus last Friday (3 December 2021).

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Daniel Percival and Timothy Li serving waffles and pancakes with sweet and savoury toppings!

The hospitality students, who are in secondary 4 came up with the idea to host an event at the Lerwick campus canteen called “It’s a Flippin’ Juice Bar”. The event was part of their “Introduction to Events” module that gives students the experience of working as a member of a team to plan and organise resources for a specified hospitality event to a given brief.

Lecturer Raymond Smith said: “The team did an excellent job of planning and organising the Flippin’ Juice Bar and got to practice important real life roles and responsibilities required in a working environment. Their ideas ranged from a sit down breakfast to a Scottish brunch, but they decided on their Flippin’ Juice stall because the idea of healthy tropical seasonal fruits served with the options of waffles and pancakes really appealed to them.”

The Skills for Work courses offer a chance to acquire hands on practical skills that could help young people secure a job in the future. The courses are chosen by school pupils in secondary 2 and completed in seconday 3 and/or 4.   Find out more about the Skills for Work courses on offer here:

Simone and Logan

Above: Simone Anderson and Logan Ruthven serving freshly squeezed juice.