Coffee and scones were the order of the day at Mernda Central College last Thursday as year 9 students opened the doors to their school cafe.

The cafe opened at 7.30am, with students serving up coffee, milkshakes, scones, toasties and muffins throughout the morning as part a their wellness studies.

Teacher Matthew Wilson said the cafe would help improve students’ job prospects.

He said students had been working on resume writing and investigating the skills needed to get a job.

The cafe, 2 Birds One Scone, will be open to year 9 students, parents and teachers on March 28 and April 4. Money raised at the cafe will go towards buying a new coffee machine.