Students in west Hull are set to benefit from a fantastic new facility.  Staff at the Venn Academy Trust site on the Boulevard have been working with students to establish a state-of-the-art café on the premises.  The café will be launched on 18 July.

Head of School, Claire Goodaire, said: “Young people benefit a lot from putting their talents into a real-life project.  We know that helping students to get some work experience and develop their enterprise skills will help them to succeed once they leave school.  We see this as a great way to get members of the local community into the building.  By forging closer ties to local groups, our students will be able to make the most of what this part of the city has to offer.  Many young people don’t have opportunities to meet and talk with a wide range of people.  Poorly developed social skills can be a barrier to employment.”

The Boulevard site houses provision for young people with a range of backgrounds:  These include young mothers and pupils who are unable to attend mainstream school due to health conditions.  There is also a nursery on the site.  The building has an important position in local history as it was formerly home to Hull Fisherman’s School.  Former pupils, their families, and friends will be especially welcome to attend the café opening.

Students have been involved in creating publicity for the opening party including banners and invitations and have distributed these to people and business in the local area.  Printing of promotional material was provided by Hull prison.

We hope that you all have an enjoyable morning and indulge in all of the activities on offer.

Please feel free to sample the delicious treats available cooked onsite by our chef, Kim. Mouthwatering treats available include chocolate cake, carrot cake & red velvet cake!

Why not wash it down with a nice, refreshing orange juice or a latte?

The launch event will feature a range of activities including:

  • Apple bobbing
  • Bottle tombola
  • Cake Stall
  • Chocolate tombola
  • Emergency services
  • Face painting
  • Ice cream van
  • Plant Stall
  • Tombola
  • Throw a coin on the chocolate

All proceeds from the day will be donated to local charity Emmaus, which works with homeless adults in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Members of the public are encouraged to come along to see what the cafe has to offer.

The event starts at 10.30am and will run until noon at Venn Boulevard Centre, 172 The Boulevard, HU3 3EL.