Tourism sample for students

Posted 2nd February 2016
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Next week students across the city region will be able to sample for themselves what life would be like working in the tourism industry.

‘Visitor Economy Week’ runs from 8 – 11 February, offering secondary school pupils taster sessions covering hospitality, retail, tourism and travel.

There are over 50 events being run across seven colleges in the Liverpool City Region. There are many diverse and challenging events, some highlights are detailed below. For full list of activities please visit

Knowsley Community College:

Day in the life at Knowsley Safari Park. Students joins staff at the Safari Park to witness first- hand the different roles and responsibilities of the park staff. 9 February.

St Helens College:

Adopt a chef breakfast event. This starts with a formal breakfast meeting for local employers in the industry to meet, network, share best practice and interact with students. Alongside this there will be a ‘marketplace’ for students to demonstrate specialist skills and sell produce to the local community. 8.30am, 10 February.

Southport College:

The Great Southport Bake Off. This is an opportunity for Year 9 students to take part in a bake off competition to be held in the college’s newly refurbished industry standard kitchens. 11 February.

City of Liverpool College:

Know your host city. In readiness to provide advice and direct international visitors at IFB, tourism students will visit the main locations of the event this year and gain an insight into the chosen locations. 10am, 11 February.

Riverside College:

Baking with Bako. The baking supplier, Bako, will facilitate a bread and pastries masterclass. Students will also compete for the best signature bake that celebrates VE week. 10.30am, 9 February.

Wirral Met College:

Port Sunlight Village open day. An opportunity to tour the village and learn about the heritage and career prospects. 10-4, 9 February.

Hugh Baird College:

Coffee art class. Partnering with Joe Black’s Coffee, students from the college will take part in a day of coffee art and specialist coffee making. 3pm, 10 February.

On top of the activities, competitions will also be taking place at all the colleges for students to take part in.

Peter Sandman, Head of Visitor Economy at Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “With over 50 events to choose from, there really is something to appeal to every student. All the further education colleges involved have collectively worked incredibly hard to make this week a success and we look forward to building on this in the future.”