Students from Castle Newnham School enjoyed a five-star experience when they visited us recently as part of their GCSE hospitality and catering course.
On Monday 11th November, we hosted 29 Year 11 students for the day and gave them a peak behind the scenes of Luton Hoo. The students were given a full tour of the estate and took part in a variety of activities with hotel staff from different departments, including Housekeeping, Kitchen and Front of House. The students then enjoyed lunch in the Romanov Suite, followed by a Q&A session with some of the managers.
"This was a brilliant opportunity for the students to see the reality of the industry and they had a fantastic time", said Abi Coulter, Head of Food Technology at Castle Newnham School. "It will be of great value when they come to sit their GCSE exam".
One of the visiting students said: “We had an amazing time at Luton Hoo. We were given a tour of the lavish hotel and were even shown the room where Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary stayed. We were shown the rooms where Winston Churchill had his meetings and I loved styling the serviettes into roses. I had an amazing day and it would be my dream to work there in the future”.
Training Manager at Luton Hoo, Marion Amort, commented after the visit “It was a pleasure to host the students from Castle Newnham School, they were really enthusiastic and engaged throughout their time here. We hope to have given them an insight into hospitality and we look forward to welcoming them back in the future”.