Dancing on Ice and EastEnders’ favourite Patsy Palmer dropped in for a cuppa at New City College’s Cherry Tree Café this week after making it through the second round of the popular TV show.
Patsy took the chance to celebrate her weekend performance by catching up with her nephew Zac May, who is on the Foundation Learning SEND course at NCC Epping Forest and does his work experience at the social enterprise café.
Run by New City College SEND students, the Cherry Tree, in Wanstead, caters for members of the public who want to stop by and have a drink or a bite to eat in a warm and friendly setting. Students on Foundation Learning courses at Epping Forest campus work at the café on a Monday, students from Redbridge campus run it on a Wednesday and students from Havering work there on a Friday.
Patsy had a cup of tea and a bagel and was interested to find out all about the work experience that Zac was doing, as well as talking to staff and other students who are able to gain valuable experience in the catering industry by working as chefs, kitchen assistants and waiting staff.
Patsy said it was lovely to see where Zac did his work experience and she was happy to have her photo taken with everyone.