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Monday 25 July 2016

Countess of Wessex visits LVS Oxford

When there was a royal visit for the official opening of LVS Oxford – a specialist school for autistic children – the independents by Sodexo’s team rallied to the cause to make sure the day went smoothly.

The pressure was on for the housekeeping and catering teams when the Countess of Wessex officially opened LVS Oxford, accompanied by a melee of camera crew but they rose to the challenge.

“The independents by Sodexo team did a lot of preparation with the children because they’re not used to events like this and it was quite a ‘wow’ moment when three or four cameras came into the dining room before the Countess arrived” said site manager, Sandy Jarvis.

The catering team organised a smoothie competition in February, so they displayed a selection of the children’s fruity blends for the royal visit.

“We had a smoothie machine filled with the winning smoothie ingredients and when the Countess came in, one of our students blitzed it up for her and showed her how it was made and she actually tried the winning entry,” said Sandy.

After the smoothie tasting, the Countess of Wessex was taken on a tour of the building where she performed the official unveiling of the school’s plaque.


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