Popshop is tip top for students

Supported Learning students set up shop as part of their studies

Supported Learning students on the Routes to Skills course at Northenden have spent the past few weeks designing and making handmade Christmas cards to sell in ‘Popshop’, their first of many pop up shops.

Using their maths, English and employability skills, as well as social, personal and communication skills, the students set up and ran the shop. The project will contribute to the student's individual progression or employment goals.

The shop was very well supported by staff and students, making over £100 in profit which the students will re-invest into future ventures.

Anna Kettlewell, Supported Learning Teacher, said: “The students worked as a team to conduct all aspects of the shop, from planning what they would sell, to designing and packaging the cards, and right through to serving customers.

“Each student worked to their strengths and took opportunities to push themselves to develop new skills and their confidence throughout. Their hard work paid off and students were praised for their high quality products and professionalism.

A big thank you must go to everyone who supported us.

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