I'd say you really have to look at what you will doing at school and what's avail. there to figure out what to bring. Most of the time there's things already in the kitchen like peelers and tongs etc. But if you're like me I carry my own tongs, which is stocked in most kitchens, but I have favorite ones and hate getting ones in different lengths and spring strengths. Same with peelers, thermometers, spats, scissors you get the idea. But if she's going for a baking class maybe just one knife or maybe add a bench scrapper and razor knife or pastry bag tips. LOL you get the idea. Also in the end if there's a test and you need to a particular tool, or it would speed things up a lot, and don't have it or someone else is using it you can get screwed or not put out the dish you really wanted to. I know people that buy plastic tool boxes to carry their stuff in. I have a full ultimate edge bag. I'd rather rely on myself than the facility. OH and bandaids ! I like finger cots too. I hate seeing someone cut themselves then go around looking for a bandaid and disrupting the line and asking someone for one then there's two people looking and well you get it.