Dunfermline Press

Making an impression on Glamcandy course

Dunfermlin­e school pupils work towards SQA qualificat­ions

- By Clare Buchanan Reporter cbuchanan@dunfermlin­epress.co.uk

GROUPS of Dunfermlin­e schoolchil­dren have been made up with special courses being put on in classrooms across Fife.

Glamcandy has been offering SQA accredited makeup classes at Queen Anne, Woodmill and St Columba’s High Schools which have seen pupils work towards their National Progressio­n Awards (NPAs) in Makeup Skills, an SQA recognised qualificat­ion.

Now the firm is set to expand their schools programme and are looking for more schools in the Fife area to partner with.

They say pupils who have taken the classes said they have enhanced their overall school experience while school leaders said the courses were helping kids move in a “a positive and sustained destinatio­n” towards further education and work.

Class tutor Kim Little, of Glamcandy, said: “The best part of the job is seeing what creative ideas the students have, hearing their stories and seeing the proud look on their faces when they accomplish­ed something they didn’t think they could.

“The effort and real interest they have for the industry has been amazing to watch.”

Abigail Brown, who has taken the course at a Fife school this year, said: “It has shown me careers I could do after and that’s been helpful because it’s something I want to do. It has been my favourite class and makes me enjoy school.”

Fellow pupil Gabby Keary added: “GlamCandy has helped my school attendance and I enjoy school so much more.

“When I leave school I want to have my own salon,

GlamCandy has given me a head start.”

Carrie Beesley, principal teacher of Guidance at Viewforth High School in Kirkcaldy, said the NPA qualificat­ion has enabled young people to develop valuable skills and qualities that they can transfer into life beyond school.

She continued:

“The course to date has been engaging and fun, providing our young people with a platform to be creative in an area that they feel passionate about.”

 ?? Image: Glamcandy ?? Fife schoolchil­dren who have been taking part in the Makeup Skills course.
Image: Glamcandy Fife schoolchil­dren who have been taking part in the Makeup Skills course.

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