Students given behind-the-scenes look at hotel


Thirty Year 9 students at King Harold Academy went behind the scenes at Edge Hotel School when second year students took them on a tour of the 4* Wivenhoe House Hotel, the heart of the Edge Hotel School, near Colchester.

They had the opportunity to find out more about Hotel Management and Events Management with Hospitality Degree courses. 

As part of the experience, the students played a game, 'Calamity Hotel', using their skills to turn around a poorly-run hotel to run at a profit and more effectively.

The students found the day really enjoyable and were surprised how varied the jobs are within the hospitality industry, and how they can travel the world with this career.

During the visit the students met Year 11 King Harold students Migle Jociute and Rosie Seddon who have just left the Broomstick Hall Road school and were on the university campus for the first week of their National Citizen Service Award (NCS).

The NCS is a three-week residential programme to build skills for work and life, where students take on new challenges and meet new friends.