Shropshire college transforms classroom into charity shop to help students get retail experience

A college in Shropshire which helps young people with learning difficulties has converted a classroom into a charity shop, so their students can get on-the-job experience amid the pandemic.

Staff at Derwen College, near Oswestry, have taken matters into their own hands so their students can get retail practise.

The school’s Head of Curriculum, Zoe Wood, said the college decided to do something because the pandemic has stopped students getting off-site work placements for more than a year.

The classroom-turned-charity shop has now opened, having been stocked by staff and students - they say it's already received “rave reviews.”

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