COSTA Coffee joined forces with Combe Pafford School, as part of their commitment to community projects, by providing Barista training to a group of students on the school's Ready to Work programme.
This year has seen the start of a new Sixth form at Combe Pafford School where the focus, alongside gaining qualifications, is to gain sustainable paid employment.
The students that teamed up with Costa are undertaking a Level 1 NVQ in customer service.
The course in Barista skills was seen as a way of helping the students gain important customer service experience, as well as a skill that could lead to employment in the future.
They ran a series of coffee mornings over a five-week period which raised £208.
This was donated to the Costa Foundation Charity.
The training culminated in a celebration event where Matt Case, retail regional development manager at Costa Coffee, and Milo Endacott, store manager at Torquay Costa Coffee, presented the students with a certificate of achievement to recognise the hard work and progress they all made.