Boston pupils’ lesson in fashion retail

Staniland Academy at Pep&Co.
Staniland Academy at Pep&Co.

Youngsters at a Boston primary school swapped the classroom for the high street to receive a lesson in fashion retail.

Eight Year Six children from Staniland Academy, in Peck Avenue, recently visited Pep&Co, in Pescod Square, to gain insight into the industry.

Staniland Academy at Pep&Co.

Staniland Academy at Pep&Co.

The pupils learnt how to use a cash register, how to manage stock and how to organise the store room. They also learnt about the store’s ‘1, 2, 3’ pricing points and enjoyed some fashion-themed games.

Fiona Bispham, store manager at Pep&Co Boston, said: “It was great to welcome Stainland Academy to our very special Pep School session, and to show the children the hard work that goes into running a high street store. We’ve been really impressed with the enthusiasm of the pupils and how much they’ve enjoyed their morning.”

Mrs Pickwell, Year Six teacher at Stainland Academy, said: “We’re really grateful to Pep&Co for inviting us to be the first school to visit the new store. Our students had a fantastic time learning what goes on behind the scenes and this type of experience is invaluable to our pupils.”