A huge well done to the Bath College Life and Independent Living Skills (LILS) Students who have successfully taken over the day-to-day running of the College Shop.
The LILS programme is for SEND learners and focuses on preparing young people for adulthood by promoting independence wherever possible.
Bruno Elliott, Inclusion Facilitator at Bath College, is overseeing the learners in the shop. He said: “Students say that it helps them get ready for employment. It does this by making them realise the importance of customer service in a retail setting and improving their communication skills.
“Handling money plays an important role in preparing for the workplace. It also enables them to feel more part of the College.”
The College Shop sells a variety of art equipment, stationery and other useful items such as reusable coffee cups and is open Monday-Friday 10.00-11.45 and 12.50-14.45.
Shop customers are kindly asked to be patient with the students staffing the shop as they learn the ropes of a retail environment.