Alice has been an invaluable member of our team, contributing her skills and enthusiasm since she began her placement with us from school back in September.
As we celebrate #iwill Week, we took the opportunity to sit down with Alice and delve deeper into her experiences, exploring what drives her passion for making a difference, the meaningful contributions she has made during her time with us, and the significance of this opportunity in shaping her personal and professional journey.
This is what she shared:
Q: Hello Alice! Tell us a little about yourself.
A: Hi, I’m Alice, I’m 15 years old. I attend Ysgol Y Strade. I like to game and cook. My favourite thing to cook is steak and chips but my favourite food is bacon! I want to be a chef in the future and really want to learn how to make homemade pasta.
Q: Can you tell us a little about what you’ve been doing here in Foothold Cymru?
A: I’ve been doing a work placement. I’m here two days a week, in school three days a week. I’ve been doing cooking, hoovering, helping in the shop, making soup, making chutney. I really enjoyed making chutney. I really like working with Lucy, I get to learn to make new stuff.
Q: What has been the most enjoyable part so far?
A: I’ve really loved the cooking because I get to try new things!
Q: What are some of the things you’ve learnt so far?
A: I’ve learned how to be a shop keeper and how to cook and make new things.
Q: Have you gained anything else from being here?
A: Yeah, I’m more confident now, I can talk to more people. I feel really comfortable here.
Q: Any final thoughts?
A: I love coming here because the people are lovely. I get to learn lots of new things that will help in the future, especially because I want to be a chef. I also really enjoyed winding Karen up with a banana!!