Chichester students with language on the menu learn the lingo with Nando’s

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College teams up with Nando’s to deliver not-so-cheeky English workshops

Chichester College has been working with a national restaurant chain Nando’s to deliver a series of English workshops to students.

The college has teamed up with the Chichester branch of the nationwide chain of restaurants to run a number of sessions designed to help students see how English language skills are used in everyday situations. The first workshop was held at the college earlier this term.

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The students, who are studying a variety of courses at Chichester College, then worked together in small groups on a number of creative tasks including writing haikus, short stories as well as creating short films to promote the company’s charity work in Mozambique.

Nando Students

Throughout the afternoon, prizes were given out to celebrate students’ achievements, creativity and knowledge as they completed their tasks.

Each challenge was scored and the overall winners – McTastys – will receive a Kindle Fire each in recognition of their outstanding teamwork.

Andrew Green, executive principal at Chichester College Group, said: “We know some students find GCSE English a challenge, so it is important to take the subject out of the classroom and look for ways to make it enjoyable.

“This was a great opportunity for our students to work with a business to see how important English skills are in the real world of work – as well as how they can be creative with the language.

“We were really impressed by how much the students embraced the challenges they were faced, and how they threw themselves into the tasks at hand.”

The workshops were organised by the college’s Enterprise Society and supported by NCOP (National Collaborative Outreach Programme).


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