Celebrating Local Businesses

Avalon School in Street is pleased to announce the launch of its business awards scheme. This scheme celebrates and thanks businesses that have been contributing to students’ learning for life, through their partnership with the school. On Wednesday 6th June the first Business Celebration Event was held.

Students provided a hospitality service for the event, having prepared a range of refreshments. They welcomed the business nominees and presented the awards certificates, thanking them for their continued support and contributions. Students talked through a slide show of their work place achievements.

The school is keen to acknowledge the support and inspiration which these businesses have given to their young people through providing work related learning opportunities and enabling students to gain skills required in the work place. Customer service skills have been learned, together with specific skills relevant to the range of businesses and work place routines.

These opportunities have had considerable impact on developing young people’s confidence, independence and aspirations for adulthood. Their communication skills, applied in these real life and work place contexts, are, continuing to develop through these valuable opportunities.

Some businesses have supported a particular project or exhibited the many high quality products that students at the school make as part of their enterprise curriculum. At a recent local exhibition of their art work at Clarks, students talked to groups of employees about their paintings and returned to school brimming with confidence and pride. The hugely appreciative responses from members of the public who have purchased their art are a delight to read and thoroughly affirm the talent of Avalon’s students.

Below is a print of an original painting, ‘Summer Garden,’ created by Avalon’s Key Stage 4 art enterprise club.

Business Award partners

These businesses were awarded certification at Bronze, Silver or Gold levels; reflecting their valuable contributions.

Burns the Bread, Bay Tree Café, Southlawns Clarks, Createspace, Facilities Management at Somerset County Council, County Hall, Glastonbury FM, Street Library, Taunton Library, Red Brick Building, CraftUnit

 (photo of the businesses) attached shows left to right:

Alison Murkin - Head teacher Avalon, Dylan Thomas – Createspace, Emma Biggs & Jackie Stuckey - Bay Tree Café, Jade - CraftUnit– Jade, Craig Muxlow – Clarks, Bob Burns – Burns the Bread, AlanTrinder - Glastonbury Fm Radio Station, Julie Walker – Preparation for life lead @ Avalon

We are proud of our school and proud of all of our students’ achievements.  If you would like to visit do give us a call or email the school office, visitors are welcome. If you are a business who would like to work with the school and offer opportunities we would love to talk to you!

Phone number: 01458 443081

Email: sch.610@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Posted by Laura on June 13th 2018

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