IHG Event at Parkside 16/12/19

Following on from a unique and enriching visit to the Inter Continental Hotels Group (IHG) Global Headquarters in October, The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust returned the kindness by inviting the Director of Corporate Responsibility from the IHG, Karina O’Gorman to Parkside and De Salis Studio Colleges to award the students who participated with certificates and Intu Vouchers.

Our VIP guest received a comprehensive tour of the Studio Colleges, with exposure to its state-of-the-art facilities and the specialist vocational courses available. Upon arrival, Karina was escorted to the Parkside Café where she was greeted and served with introductory snacks by the students. The Parkside Kitchen was the first inclusion of the tour, which was then followed by a tour of the Parkside Salon, showcasing students’ hairdressing and beauty skills, with their models having been given a unique makeover, with themes around avant-garde. She then went on to explore the world of Media in the Hayes FM Media Suite, where she encountered students ‘in full effect’ as they operated the audio-visual equipment in a newly built environment, implementing strategies to support their course of study.

Following a thorough tour of Parkside’s bespoke facilities, Chief Officers, Principals and Vice Principals assembled in the Live Room where Karina was briefly interviewed, drawing on integral discussions around company development and career opportunities. A special Achievement Assembly was then held for the students who participated at the event in October, where they were presented with Intu vouchers by the Principals and certificates by Karina!

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