Learners at The Orchard Learn New Skills and ‘Open Salon’

Learners in Year 5 at The Orchard School in Grimsby were treated to an exciting learning opportunity at the Graduate Salon in Grimsby Institute which inspired an entrepreneurial project of their own!

Experienced and qualified staff at the Institute’s salon, shared their extensive knowledge during the visit and provided lessons in hair styling, face painting, and various nail painting and nail art techniques.

The learners then used their new found knowledge to plan the ‘Grand Opening’ of Orchard’s very own beauty salon. They showed great skill to plan the opening and ensure they were ready, including creating their own appointment system and getting ‘clients’ booked in for treatments.

Lisa Herring from Grimsby Institute for Higher Education, kindly attended the day to help the budding hairdressers and beauty therapists wash, dry and plait staff and students’ hair, and paint their nails.

Steve Broderick, Principal of The Orchard School, said, “This was a fantastic opportunity for our learners, during which they were able to experience vocational work experience, and learn a number of new skills in a truly fun and engaging way. The success of the school’s salon ‘opening’ is testament to the value these kinds of experiences offer our learners, and we are very grateful to the Grimsby Institute for their support in not only facilitating the day, but also in inspiring our young people.”