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Stirring up creativity for half term

Thursday 07 November 2019

Stirring up creativity for half term
Children and young people will spend next week honing their digital and culinary skills, as part of three half-term camps run by Skills Jersey.

The Digital Creators two-day camp, organised in conjunction with Digital Jersey and Prosperity 24/7, will give young people a taste of how technology can help them in their everyday lives. The two chef camps, which have been so popular there are no spaces left, will be at the Highlands Culinary Arts Academy, with access to professional kitchens.  

The first day of the informal Digital Creators programme, which has limited spaces, will be a mixture of tutorials to Office 365 apps, and attendees will get hands on by applying what they learn to real-life scenarios. On the second day students will put what they have learnt into a creative project and pitch their ideas to the rest of the group.

The Budding and Aspiring Chef camps will run practical hands-on service and cooking skills exercises that will include some Halloween twists. Students will leave with new skills, increased confidence in the kitchen and a better understanding of nutrition. The students will prepare, cook and serve dishes, promoting their appreciation for the food and the hospitality sector, as well as taking part in a full restaurant service with real customers.

The Assistant Minister for Education, Deputy Jeremy Maçon, said: “These are great opportunities for our young people as they can gain both technical and life skills and inspire their desire to learn in a different environment. Thank you to our partners for putting on these courses.”

The Digital Creators workshop costs £5 and is on Monday 28 November and Tuesday 29 November. 

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