Thursday 1st August 2019

Today The Beacon Centre proudly welcomed Les Old and Steven Varty from the Co-op for the grand opening of our very own mock Co-op store set to tackle knife crime and antisocial behaviour in South Tyneside.

The Beacon Centre have chosen to receive a brand new learning zone. This looks and works like a real shop, however, it is a ‘Mocked up shop’. The resource will give students the opportunity to work on a number of education and social scenarios, including budgeting money, finance and anti-social behaviour. We look forward to the students accessing this new learning zone.

Some staff members came into school, some bringing their own children with them to celebrate the opening of the store. This gave them the opportunity to explore the shop and have a go on the till.

Shields Gazette came into The Beacon Centre to report on the opening of the Co-op shop and wrote an article giving more information on the new learning zone within the school. To view the article, please visit the following link. https://www.shieldsgazette.com/education/see-inside-the-ps100000-mock-co-op-store-set-to-tackle-knife-crime-and-antisocial-behaviour-in-south-tyneside-487760

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the following suppliers, for their generosity and involvement in the delivery of this project.