New shop at New College Stamford offers valuable work experience

Student Jamie Brookbanks and Principle Andrew Patience at shop opening
Student Jamie Brookbanks and Principle Andrew Patience at shop opening
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STUDENTS with learning difficulties at New College Stamford will now be able to undertake valuable work experience at the new shop on the campus.

The shop called Penny Lane, which sells a range of items including sweets and stationery, was officially opened on Monday, February 20, by principal Andrew Patience.

Managed by the Skills for Work and Living Department it will also sell gift items, including handbags and jewellery, and items made by the students.

A recent grant from Lincolnshire School Improvement Service means in the future Penny Lane will also offer work experience opportunities to students with learning difficulties from other local schools.

Principal Andrew Patience said “The new shop looks fantastic! It is already proving popular with students, staff and the Skills for Work and Living students working in the shop.

“The shop has pride of place in the main reception area at our Drift Road campus and I’m sure it will prove very popular with the local community when visiting the college.”