Kingswood School celebrates the opening of the ‘Association Café’, a Café for Sixth Formers, located in their dedicated Sixth Form Centre.
Understanding the need for independence and preparing themselves for university life, students in Year 12 and 13 have had the benefit of having their own dining room for some time but the new addition of this café, with large windows overlooking the beautiful city of Bath provides a quiet space for students to concentrate on their studies, whilst enjoying freshly-baked cakes made by the very talented Daisy in the school catering team, or a choice of savoury snacks, along with a choice of hot or cold drinks.
“The Association Café is a great addition to our sixth form facilities”, explains Mr Craig Woodgate, Head of Sixth Form at Kingswood School. “We wanted to create a space similar to the coffee shops our students will experience on campus at university, a place where at one table you might find someone working at their laptop on an essay, whilst at the next there is a group relaxing over a coffee and a pastry before heading off to their next lesson. Our Sixth Formers have fully embraced this, and already the café has established itself as a focal point of sixth form life. Our Catering Department have pulled out all the stops in terms of the food and drink on offer, and we’re looking forward to working with our students to develop the facility still further in the coming months.”
The Kingswood Association has helped to make this possible by providing very generous contribution to the café, which is the first stage in the planned re-development of the much-loved Dixon Sixth Form Centre.
Pupils are already reaping the benefits of this facility and sharing their views. Some comments from the Sixth Formers include, “I don’t feel like I’m still in school” and “the hot chocolate is amazing!”.
It is clear that this has created an added benefit to their School life already and Kingswood is looking forward to sharing further development plans of the Sixth Form Centre soon.