On 21–22 May, the Upper Secondary School Championships were arranged at the School of Restaurant and Hotel Management in Grythyttan, Sweden. Julia and Arvid, who attend the hotel education at Realgymnasiet in Sweden, won a bronze medal in the competition.
Julia Jansson and Arvid Ölund represented their class in the final and took the Swedish Championship bronze in the Hotel / Tourism branch. The competition tasks included planning an event, problem solving and theory tests.
-The weekend has been stressful and we have had a lot of nerves, but I am so grateful for this experience and everyone I got to know. Have really made friends for life, says Julia.
-The weekend has been incredibly intense. It has been a lot to practice but the feeling during the final was pure joy, says Arvid.
The students' teacher Kajsa Englund was very proud of her students.
-There were tough parts and long final days in Grythyttan. The community was wonderful, all the students from the different schools hung out, supported each other and networked. When it was time for the award ceremony, it was not competitors who sat at the beautifully set long tables, it was colleagues and friends. To win the bronze among all these people felt fantastic, a proof of hard work and dedication of course. It was wonderful to hear the heartfelt cheers from everyone in the hall, says Kajsa Englund, teacher at the hotel education.
The finalists in hotel / tourism
Realgymnasiet, Stockholm, Drottning Blankas Gymnasieskola, Helsingborg Ekbackeskolan, Osby, Väsby Nya Gymnasium, Upplands Väsby, De Geergymnasiet, Norrköping, Aniaregymnasiet, Göteborg.
Facts about Gymnasie-SM
Gymnasie-SM is Sweden's oldest and most prestigious competition where young talents in year 3 get the chance to show their skills in the branches Hotel and Tourism, Serving and Kitchen. The competition is organized by the hospitality industry's professional association Visita. More information about the competition can be read at: Världensjobb.se
Do you also find the hotel industry exciting?
Are you considering a career in the hospitality industry? Here you will find more information about Strawberry hotel programme in Sweden: https://www.realgymnasiet.se/utbildningar/hotell-och-turismprogrammet/hotell/nordic-choice-hotels