Pupils learn new skills at The Mall Luton

Children headed to The Mall Luton on Thursday, January 23, for a Takeover Day with the Skills Builder Partnership.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 4:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:20 pm

Pupils in year 3 and 4 started the day learning about their hosts and volunteers, before exploring The Mall with an ‘access all areas’ pass, including an insight into their recycling hub.

They then separated into teams before taking on their challenge, to design a new retail window display.

After researching and learning about existing displays, the children chose a product and theme to feature in their new display.

Different components of each display were sketched individually by pupils, before combining their drawings to showcase their finished window display to their peers and Mall volunteers.

After running through their window displays, pupils reflected on how they applied teamwork throughout the challenge and how they could use this skill again in the future.

Lavinia Douglass, Marketing Manager at The Mall Luton, said: “It was great to welcome Flitwick Lower School here to The Mall, seeing year 3 and 4 students learn about the shopping centre and how to create their very own window display. We were very impressed by the creativity and teamwork displayed by all pupils!”

A teacher from Flitwick Lower School said: “The Mall’s team have been more than welcoming on all levels, including a special behind the scenes tour. Skills Builder has certainly inspired the imagination and enthusiasm of the children.”