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New skills for school students

Published: July 25, 2017

Cornwall College Saltash Schools

A group of year 7, 8 and 9 school students have spent the week at a local college learning new skills in technology and hair and beauty.

Students from Saltash.net Community School have spent the week at Cornwall College Saltash benefiting from the use of the new onsite construction centre and Koko hair and beauty salons, developing skills that may serve them well in the future.

The hair and beauty group learnt an array of beauty techniques from how to do facials, applying make-up professionally and how to prepare their nails. They worked on mood boards, searched for inspiration from magazines and presented their finished results during a photo shoot on Friday afternoon.

Senior Teacher at Saltash.net, Roger Reynolds, said the week “has been really beneficial for the students.”

“These partnership activities provide our students with a unique opportunity to develop basic practical skills that could lead to future employment and apprenticeships, and also teaches them skills that would help them with their GCSE option choices in year 10, “Roger continued.

“They have loved every day, they have had a real sense of achievement from each activity they have done. They were so positive and motivated when they came back that many felt far more confident in what the future could hold for them when they leave school.”

Year 7 student at Saltash.net, Ruby Gilbert, said the “week has been really good.”

“I have made new friends and I feel my confidence has really grown with each new hairdressing skill I have learnt. I have always been interested in following a career in the hairdressing industry. I would love to have my own salon one day.”


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