Festive fair fundraiser for Iceland trip as busy term comes to an end

Festive fair fundraiser for Iceland trip as busy term comes to an end

A festive fair to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Iceland was organised by Travel and Tourism students to end a busy few months at NCC’s Epping Forest campus.

As well as organising the fair, the tourism team had talks this term from former students now working with British Airways and also went on a visit to the World Travel Market in London.

Held in The Street at the campus, the fair brought some Christmas fun to the college and raised almost £200 through stalls including raffles, a bottle tombola, glitter tattoos and snowball games with prizes for everyone.

The fair will count towards a unit of the students’ Level 3 BTEC course where they have to create, organise and run an event.

Last month two former students came back to class to give a talk to students about their progression from the Travel & Tourism course to employment. Callum Tyrell and Maizie Hazelwood are now working as cabin crew for UK flagship airline British Airways.

They spoke about the recruitment process, the different opportunities for employment and the training they have been given. Both Callum and Maizie said they were loving working for BA and travelling the world, visiting and staying in long-haul destinations such as Barbados, Miami, Dubai and New York – places they had never dreamed they would be able to visit.

Current Level 3 student Kamile said hearing from the former students had given her a great insight into employment with British Airways and she is now considering it as a career when she finishes the course next year.

Recently the Level 3 Travel & Tourism group travelled to London to visit the Excel Centre for the World Travel Market. The event is a great opportunity for the students to gain knowledge about the industry, excursions at home and abroad, the various holiday destinations around the world, and also employment opportunities in other countries.

Tourism and Aviation lecturer Simone Butler said: “It has been a busy few months for the department with various activities that the students have taken part in. They particularly enjoyed hearing from our former students who are now working for BA as the talk was inspirational and gave them a real insight into what opportunities are available to them when they progress from this course.”

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