For the 14 students who are studying for their Certificate I in hospitality, the event at the Nedlands centre was the first community event and the largest number of people they have catered for.
Balga SHS home economics teacher Christine Atherton said supporting the ILC open day was a great way to obtain practical catering experience and get involved in the community.
‘Getting involved in and giving back to the community is a value Balga Senior High School aims to instil in our students,’ Ms Atherton said.
‘Through providing catering support at the ILC open day, I hope that the students are able to connect the theory work they’ve undertaken with the practical side of things, and that they gain a greater understanding about carers, people with disabilities and giving back to the community.’
ILC executive director Gerri Clay thanked the school for their support of the event.
‘Carers provide an invaluable role in our community and it’s fantastic that Balga Senior High School acknowledges this and is showing support for our open day through the provision of catering assistance,’ Ms Clay said.
‘We are very grateful for the students’ support and assistance, and we wish them all the very best in their studies.’