Vintage experience for students

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Students at Lancaster and Morecambe College were able to witness first-hand the roaring success of Morecambe Vintage-by-the-Sea.

A group of college catering students were offered the chance to get work experience at the event, which brought over 5,000 visitors to Morecambe on September 14.

The students, who are all in their first and second years at college, were all well looked after by the Midland staff where they were faced with serving hundreds of customers during the event.

For one day only, the Vintage-by-the-Sea festival, organised by designer Wayne Hemingway MBE, transformed the hotel and surrounding landscape for a celebration of music, fashion, film, art, dance, food and design of the 20th century.

Deborah Cain, manager of the Coulsons Restaurant at the college, said: “I was so proud of the students; they worked so hard and were a credit to the college. I’d also like to thank the staff at the Midland for organising such a fantastic day and giving our students such a professional experience.”

Bradley Pilkington, first year catering student, said: “It was a really good day; I thoroughly enjoyed working with all the Midland staff. It was great experience for us all, especially those of us who want to work in catering in the Tourism industry when we finish college.”