Neale Wade Academy students given environmental health masterclass

11 December, 2017 - 10:34
Dawn Sadler, senior environmental health officer at Fenland District Council, with hospitality and catering students at Neale Wade Academy, March.

Dawn Sadler, senior environmental health officer at Fenland District Council, with hospitality and catering students at Neale Wade Academy, March.

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Neale Wade Academy students were given an insight into a career in environmental health thanks to Fenland District Council.

Year 11 GCSE hospitality and catering students were given a glimpse at what life is like as an environmental health office by the council’s Dawn Sadler.

They learned about the work within the role – from carrying out food and safety inspection to investigating noise complaints and preventing air pollution.

Jenny Sinclair, the students’ teacher, said: “This was a great way for students to gain a practical understanding of an area within the hospitality and catering sector.

“Hearing from speakers who work closely with this sector is a valuable experience for students and will help with their future career choices.”

Councillor Mike Cornwell, the council’s cabinet member responsible for environmental health, said: “A lot of the work our environmental health team does is unseen but plays a vital role in helping keep our residents safe and well.

“The council is always happy to speak to students and people considering a role in this field, and give talks to schools to explain about the work that we do.”

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