Highbury College students to take over Port Solent businesses for the day

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STUDENTS at Highbury College will be taking over Port Solent as part of an opportunity to showcase their skills.

The youngsters are taking control of Port Solent’s restaurants, shops and leisure outlets when they get the chance to be the boss during the Highbury Handover.

Students have the chance to impress potential employers when they take over the day-to-day running of the marina’s businesses on Wednesday, October 23.

Students in hospitality and catering, business studies, beauty and sports and fitness will have chance to apply what they’ve learnt at college to the workplace.

Performing arts students will entertain shoppers with a pirate-themed show and media students will report live from the marina.

Caroline MacQueen, centre manager at Port Solent said: ‘Port Solent is very excited to be able to give young people the chance to showcase their skills to employers throughout this unique leisure and retail site and we welcome the opportunity to assist in their journey towards their future careers.’

Principal Stella Mbubaegbu said: ‘At Highbury we are always looking for new ways to engage with employers and show them our students’ huge potential.

‘I’m sure our students will do a fantastic job of running Port Solent for the day and make full use of this opportunity.’