Hands on Learning Café is one of the world’s most inspiring education innovations

Hands on Learning Café, has been announced by global education non-profit HundrED, as one of 100 most inspiring K12 innovations across the world. Find out more by watching this video.

HoL Café runs using the Hands on Learning methodology:

• Shape of the day

• Reflective Practice – Focus Plans

• Purposeful and meaningful projects with a business, food and beverage focus

• Maintaining positive connections to school classes

• Parent engagement

Students obtain recognised qualifications by doing Barista and Safe Food Handling courses, and develop invaluable employability skills such as collaboration, organisation, problem solving and communication. Skills such as budgeting, marketing and fundraising are also core elements.

A HoL Café can run as a school based entrepreneurial enterprise with any profit generated going to fund the HoL Café program. With appropriate certification the HoL Café can also open its doors to the public, and cater at school and/or community events.

HoL Café can find its home within an existing school space or within a purpose built building such as a modified shipping container.

Creative building elements that enhance the HoL Café space such as decking, furniture and the building fit out can also be completed by an additional Hands on Learning team operating with a construction focus.

HoL Café receives ongoing support from the Hands on Learning School Support Team which includes training, program evaluation and operational program kits.