Friends of St Brigid in partnership with GSAP hosted our fourth annual Come Dine with Year 9 Event on Tuesday 20th June 2017 in St Brigid’s College with special guest Mayor of DC&SDC Cllr Maoliosa Mc Hugh. This event ran from 3pm to 8.30pm

The students cooked and prepared the food with support from local chefs and then served it to their families.

The students also got a chance to try their hand at front of house trained by volunteer Andrea Thompson. They were trained in meeting and greeting, setting tables and waiting tables. These are skills that they can later utilise when looking for a part-time job. 

These opportunities gave the students an insight into the working day and all the preparation involved when preparing a meal, when they go to a restaurant to eat.

In our busy lives we may never get the chance to sit down for a meal as a family, without the distractions of TV, IPads, mobile phones etc.  At this event is was brilliant to see the families chatting, interacting and having a good time while enjoying a lovely meal.