It was great to join with the students and staff at Black Mountain School as they officially opened their new Fresh Food Shop today.
The Fresh Food Shop is a miniature simulated supermarket and a first of its kind in the ACT.
The shop will be staffed by the students and will give them an experience working registers, stocking shelves with real products, using signage, and donning a uniform and name badge.
The Fresh Food Shop is supported by Woolworths and Fujitsu who provide the produce, uniforms, electronics and tech support.
Black Mountain School caters for students with a disability in years 7-12, and while the shop isn’t open to the public, it will provide the students with hands-on learning and work experience.
Students at Black Mountain School also have the opportunity to work in their student-run café—Six Degrees Café.
Six Degrees Café has been running for over 5 years and has been a fantastic draw for the local community and for the staff and students of Black Mountain School.
You can head to Six Degrees Café Tuesday to Thursday between 9:15am and 2:00pm, and Friday between 9:15am and 1:15pm.
*All quotes attributable to Minister for Education and Youth Affairs Yvette Berry*