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Six of our Aurora Centre students received a visit from Siobhain McDonagh, MP for Mitcham and Morden, during their work placement at the Farm Road Pavilion. Aaron, Joe, Samuel, Julius, Tegan and Sultan welcomed Ms. McDonagh, who enjoyed looking at the work they were doing.

Students from our Hospitality & Catering Academy gained valuable work experience by hosting a food and drinks reception held at the American Embassy, in the presence of the American Ambassador and 180 VIP invited guests. First and second year students had just 90 minutes to prepare a bar, finalise a service agreement with the client and familiarise themselves with complex canapés.

The Taste restaurant at our College kindly let the Aurora team host their Christmas lunch. Steve Cannell – Deputy Head of Commercial, Creative and Professional Studies kindly lent his kitchen and restaurant area to the team. There was music, dancing and all round merriment by all. Students and staff enjoyed spending time with each other in a professional restaurant setting.

Tzesila Prrenisasi – ESOL 16-18

Tzesila Prrenisasi moved to England from Greece in 2018. She joined the Entry Level 2 ESOL class for 16-18 year olds at Merton College in 2018-19.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Travel & Tourism student, Lance Wainwright has gained a prestigious cabin crew work placement with British Airways starting in February 2020.

Merton College will be being participating in Say #HelloYellow and support children and young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 9 October.