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Foundation students toast successful coffee morning at Franklin’s Gardens

Northampton Saints Foundation last week encouraged students to put their newly-forged barista skills to the test by hosting a coffee morning at Franklin’s Gardens.

The Captain’s Club welcomed the SEN (Special Educational Needs) department at Northampton College and Cube Disability last Wednesday, with Engage Plus and HITZ students having recently completed an ‘Introduction to Coffee’ course with The Roastery.

The coffee-making skills did not disappoint, with the students wowing clients with perfectly blended Lattes, Cappuccinos and Espressos!

“Watching the students engage in frontline hospitality and catering was such a great feeling,” said Marcel Binley, director at The Roastery.

“The Roastery really enjoys helping with these activities and hopes to continue doing so in the future. Great job to all involved.”

“Watching the students engage in frontline hospitality and catering was such a great feeling.”

Marcel Binley, The Roastery

There was also an academic benefit to the morning for those within the Engage Plus and HITZ programmes, with the event also contributing towards the students’ community projects – a requirement for both groups.

“We are very impressed with how the day went; I am sure we will be doing more of these in the future,” said Jordan Letts, the Foundation’s social inclusion manager.

“I can only thank both Cube and Northampton College for bringing their clients over. Also, a huge ‘thank you’ needs to go to Marcel and Mark from the Roastery, Bella Barista and Sauls of Spratton for proving the coffee and equipment.”

Mark Price, a director at Sauls of Spratton, added: “We were thrilled to get involved in the Foundation’s coffee morning. Sauls have been selling food and drink at Saints for over 25 years, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to be able to give something back and contribute to the wider community.”