Over the last few months, Resource for Life has been delivering the Retail in Education qualification in conjunction with Castlebrae Community High School and Fort Kinnaird with funding from British Land. As the end of the spring term approaches, we would like to update you on our progress.
We are delighted to report that it has been a very successful year for all 7 of our fourth year students, each of whom is expected to gain their full SQA award for Retail in Education. This week marks the final week of lessons and placements for the fourth years before they leave for the Easter break and then exam leave.
As part of their retail course, the fourth years planned and hosted an event for their first year counterparts that took place at the school on the 15th of March. The event allowed students to draw on knowledge, skills and experience they have gained from the Retail in Education course. This year’s event was given an Easter theme and involved a raffle, Easter egg hunt and games in conjunction with the school’s Sports Leader students. The money made from sale of raffle tickets amounted to £100.55 which contributed to other school efforts all in aid of Comic Relief.
Resource for Life would like to congratulate the fourth years on their successful completion of the retail course and wish them all the best for the future.
Likewise, it has been a successful year for our third year students who are all on course to complete two of the four retail units. After the Easter break, third years will continue with theory lessons and placements at Fort Kinnaird. Placements have been an integral part of their qualification whilst providing essential work experience and helping to build confidence.
Placements have been taking place with various retailers across Fort Kinnaird including Trespass, Hobbycraft, Thorntons and Toys R Us. Students have been enthusiastic about the practical nature of their placements, enjoying the busy working environment that retail offers. Many students felt that they were developing both personal and employability skills. It is also evident that students developed positive relationships with the retailers and staff they were working alongside.
Resource for Life would like to thank Fort Kinnaird and the retailers for their continued support and cooperation.