Primary Three children from Mearns Primary School have been visiting the Specsavers Newton Mearns store recently, as part of a new initiative launched by The Avenue shopping centre.

The initiative aims to educate primary school children on the fun and benefit of working in retail as well as giving some understanding of the industry by spending time in branches of leading retailers, like Specsavers, based within the centre.

The project facilitates a half hour lesson for pupils from every age group from nursery to 11 years old and every child at Mearns Primary School will eventually take part.

A word from the store manager

Nishma Patel, Store Manager at Specsavers Newton Mearns, said, ‘It has been great welcoming the Primary Three children from Mearns Primary into the store, teaching them about eyecare and about the job of an optician.

‘The children have had the chance to try on glasses, view photographs of the back of the eye and also see and touch contact lenses.

‘It has been lovely to see their bright young minds fascinated by what we have been showing them and we think the programme is really beneficial in giving them real life exposure into the world of work.’

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