Search

Newham College get students in the mood with Valentine’s Day shop

18:01 25 February 2013

Lucy Hennessy and Kate McAuliffe serving at their Valentine

Lucy Hennessy and Kate McAuliffe serving at their Valentine's pop up shop.

Archant

Loved-up students at Newham College set up a successful pop-up shop selling flowers and merchandise for Valentine’s Day.

Balloon Artistry lecturer and co-ordinator Lucy Hennessey, who runs courses at the Capel Manor College on the East Ham Campus, set up the enterprise to give her students real retail experience.

Kate McAuliffe, a 17-year-old Modern Retail Floristry student, said: “I really enjoyed being involved. It was great experiencing what working in a shop is like. Valentine’s Day was really busy and I got to practise my floristry skills as well as build confidence in dealing with the public.

“I look forward to doing something like this again.”

The shop offered floral bouquets, balloon gifts, single red roses, cute soft toys, jumbo balloons and ‘Love monkeys’.

The next shop will ‘Pop-up’ to take advance orders for Mothers Day on March 10.

Follow the students at www.facebook.com/valentinesCapelManorPopUpShop or on Twitter @capelpopupshop.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

The incident took place on this street in Newham [Image from Google StreetView]

A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in East Ham on Saturday night.

London police
The Woolwich Ferry (picture: National Maritime Museum)

Historian Andrew Summers looks at the strange anomaly of a town straddling the River Thames

Newham
Fri, 15:36
Prime Minister David Cameron is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman (right) on the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10, at the Sky Studios in Osterley, west London.

The Prime Minister and Labour leader were interviewed individually in the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10.

David Cameron
Fri, 14:59
Community paediatrician Dr Tan (front, centre) has retired, 23 years after joining the NHS.

A well-loved paediatrician has retired after 20 years of serving families in Newham.

Glasgow

Most read news

Scotland Yard confirmed it was looking into allegations made on the day the Top Gear presenter was axed.

The lights went off and the cameras came out.

Call it the X Factor, star quality, even ‘something’ but whatever ‘it’ is Ed’s not got it, says the PM.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder