An update from RAFA!

The Rafa cafe is doing extremely well and is now open 3 days a week. The students are actively involved in the preparation work required for opening each day. They also bake cakes, prepare sandwich fillings and set up the cafe to be ready to receive customers. When the cafe is open, students have the opportunity to carry out various roles from taking orders, serving customers and clearing tables. Each week, 15 students receive invaluable work experience at the cafe as well as interacting with the public and playing an active part in the community. We have had some fantastic feedback from members of the public as well as other schools and colleges when they have been to visit. We are really looking forward to having our own cafe at the new Beaucroft College site and our intention is to open 5 days a week. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook Post16attherafa where you can find out what cakes and specials are on offer. We look forward to seeing you all at the cafe very soon.

Post-16 D of E volunteering project

This year’s chosen charity for our Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering is Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue. Karen and Neil visited with many pictures and fun videos for Class 4 to watch.
As part of their fundraising activities, Class 4 have been making hedgehog homes from recycled pallets and roof felt. This has been an incredibly popular activity and the orders have been flying in.

RAFA café – open to all!

We are now open to all! We had our first week this week serving members of the public. Do come and join us for homemade cakes and drinks from 10.30 am and sandwiches and toasties are served between 12.00 and 1.30 pm.

Here are some more pictures of our students hard at work

Post-16 – New business start up!

Post-16 now have a cafe running at the RAFA club in Wimborne every Wednesday!! We are open from 10.30 am for drinks and cakes and then serving lunch from 12.00 – 1.30 pm. Please come and join us for homemade cakes, sandwiches and toasties!

Here are some pictures from our practice session last week.

Post-16 TADSS Christmas Party

The students had an amazing time at the TADSS Post-16 Christmas Party. It was fantastic to see them all socialising, dancing and having fun! A great opportunity for them to just enjoy being teenagers!

Post-16 Christmas Fayre

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Christmas Fayre and well done to all the students who worked very hard to make all the arts and crafts and ran the stalls on the day.

Lush visit

Lush came to visit two of our Post-16 groups during their work related learning sessions. The staff from Lush helped the students to make bath bombs to sell at our Christmas Fayre.

RAFA Café - closed for Christmas