Resource for Life has collaborated with Fort Kinnaird Retail Park and Castlebrae Community High School to offer pupils the SQA qualification ‘Retail in Education’ as one of their standard grade choices. The programme is funded by British Land.
Retail in Education explores all aspects of working in retail, including merchandising, customer service, and team work. Pupils attend classroom based lessons and weekly placements with retailers at Fort Kinnaird Retail Park, where they can put learnt theory into practice. In addition to gaining a qualification, participation in the retail course allows pupils to gain exposure to the world of work, meet positive role models, develop skills for employment and life, improve self-esteem and gain a sense of personal achievement.
Resource for Life works closely with Castlebrae Community High School and Fort Kinnaird to ensure the smooth running of the Retail in Education programme, accompanying pupils to placements, leasing with retailers and offering support to pupils. Generous funding from British Land has also allowed Resource for Life to support additional pupil development initiatives at Castlebrae Community High School, all of which aim to encourage and support pupils through their education and onto their next step in life.
The study packs contain essential items such as a school bag, dictionary, calculator and alarm clock, ensuring that all first year pupils are equally equipped to succeed.
Get a Job Day allows pupils to gain essential employability skills through CV workshops and mock interviews with local employers.
The Annual Awards Ceremony recognises and celebrates achievements and hard work from pupils across a range of academic subjects and extra-curriculum activities.
Pupils are offered the opportunity to participate in various extra-curricular activities such as sports, creative writing, drama & film and science club, all free of charge. These are activities that pupils would not otherwise get the chance to experience.
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