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28th Nov, 2021

Brooke School students back behind the till of reopened charity shop

STUDENTS with learning difficulties are one again gaining valuable life skill experiences behind the till of a charity shop which has now reopened after being closed for a year due to the pandemic.

Buy it 34, a community shop run by students from Brooke School, reopened on Monday (November 1).

Students from the special educational needs school get valuable work experience sorting stock and serving customers at the Regent Street shop, which sells items hand made by the students, new stock donated by business supporters, and second hand items.

Brooke School teacher Shona Taylor said: “Due to Covid, the shop has sadly been shut for a year and the young people unable to access this amazing learning environment.

“However, we have been able to get back in and with a lot of hard work, the young people – supported by Brooke School staff and shop manager Emily O’Meara – have made it look amazing, ready for the public to start purchasing items with all money going directly to Brooke School.

“This helps to fund vital learning equipment and provide exciting and engaging learning opportunities for all the children at Brooke School.”

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