Nothing beats a good meal and quality service!
This October, the 11th graders at Advanced Education flooded the schools with all kinds of yumminess (yes, we know it’s not a word, but it should be). They organized their annual, cross-campus, long-awaited, wholly-celebrated Food Mart. The event is part of the students’ Business and Economics curricula and counts as part of the CAS program for the IB class. Here, the students implement everything they’ve learned on budgeting and planning to put different booths together and turn a profit.
They calculate everything! Every penny that goes into marketing, brochures, uniforms, and of course, the food. The best academic thing about the annual Food Mart is that the students not only learn from the books, but their teachers make sure they get real life experience and apply their knowledge. The best non-academic thing? Oh. My. God. THE FOOD!
The much anticipated event is one that everyone; teachers, staff and students, look forward to. Maybe I’ve mislead you so far. In truth, it isn’t just about the variety of delicious food but also about the creativity of the students. If you couldn’t make it down to the field, where all the booths were set up, it definitely wasn’t a problem; the students delivered straight to the offices and staff rooms. How perfect is that?
Each class chose a cuisine and theme which they exhibited through their branded flyers, booths, decoration and activities. Whether you craved oriental, Italian, American, or just dessert, the Juniors were ready at their booths and by their phones. The campus was filling up with competitive vibes and eagerness to reach the goals they had set for themselves.
There was no limit to the 11th graders’ creativity; there was even one class (11A) that brought a car on campus to fully carry out their theme. They called themselves Hot Wheels and adopted a mechanic/garage theme; others wore masks from the famous series Casa del Papel. They did not only target the middle and high schoolers, there were different activities and face painting to attract the elementary students, as well.
I don’t know how they made it happen. I was on my way to a meeting at the Sherouk campus and as soon as I stepped out of the door, there was a car….an actual vehicle… parked smack dab on campus!” -Amira Awaad, Academic Dean and High School English Teacher.
According to High School Business and social Sciences Lead Teacher Hania Kassem, “the Food Mart is a chance for the students to apply what they have learned. We [the teachers] overlook and supervise but they do everything themselves; they always make us proud!” Just like every year, the success and creativity of the 2019 food mart has left everyone at Advanced Education looking forward to next year’s event.