We were absolutely delighted to receive a telephone call from Gemma Matthews, a year 6 pupil at Baileys Court Primary School, inviting us to dine at Bradley Stoke’s newest restaurant ‘The Mexican Wave’.
Unfortunately it was a one-day only venture so if you weren’t there you missed a treat!
All the year 6 pupils were involved in the fundraising project to transform the kitchen and classroom area into a Mexican Restaurant for the day. Every child was involved, undertaking literally everything to do with the day themselves, from initial research, recipe trial and selection, menus, ingredient lists, posters, decorations, as well as cooking and preparing the food on the day. Each pupil had to undergo an interview for each job position and selections were made and positions appointed. The menu offered nachos and dips, followed by your choice of a selection of mexican dishes such as chicken fajita, vegetarian chilli, with rice and refried beans. The chefs also made their own fresh lemonade which was readily available. Dessert was fresh fruit. The entire menu was absolutely delicious and the waiting staff were incredibly attentive!
I arrived at changeover time from one sitting to the next and was amazed how quickly the team cleared and reset the tables – a fantastic display of teamwork and efficiency! The marketing team had done an equally successful job as both lunch sittings were full!
Year 6 Pupil Gurpreet Singh told me “It’s been loads of fun today. Everybody’s been complimenting us”
With two cafe sessions also taking place mid morning and mid afternoon with the children serving tea/coffee and cakes (all made by themselves) and two lunchtime settings at 12.00noon and 1pm the team were certainly kept busy. A tremendous effort. Well done Year 6, we hope you have raised enough for your Year 6 Year Books!