Students at Stoke on Trent College have continued their support of City events this week with their latest creation.

The Tuesday and Friday group of School Links students baked and decorated a hungry Caterpillar for the One Big Celebration Picnic in Hanley Park.

The event, on Sunday 11th June, will see residents of all nationalities reading part of the Hungry Caterpillar.  Each of the hospitality and catering students had a different task to do, culminating in a design depicting floral beds, a juicy red apple and of course the Hungry Caterpillar.

Stoke on Trent College’s School Links programme offers Year 10 and Year 11 pupils the chance to achieve vocational qualifications alongside their traditional studies in subjects such as mechanics, hairdressing, construction and catering, ensuring the youngsters are fully-equipped for both further education and employment.

Kay Phillips, School Links Development Officer at Stoke on Trent College, said: “Our School Links programme has gone from strength to strength and the outstanding achievement of these young people is testament to that”.

Lecturer in Hospitality and Catering, Julie Hilditch said “The students were all given individual tasks to decorate the cake and their teamwork shone through, creating a piece of artwork which brought joy to others”.

Stoke on Trent College has been working closely with Stoke on Trent City Council since the original project team was created to submit a restoration bid for the Victorian Park.  The students from the Excel Academy, Thistley Hough Academy, Abbey Hill School and Performing Arts College, the Roaches Independent School and Madeley High School were proud and privileged to have been invited to bake the cake.  Residents of the area are invited to join in the celebrations in Hanley Park on June 11th from 2pm – 6pm.