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Fresh bid to learning with mini Woolies

A NEW miniature Woolworths supermarket has opened at Holroyd School to provide students with valuable hands-on learning experiences.

The Merrylands school provides a tailored education for more than 180 students with moderate or severe intellectual disabilities from Kindergarten to Year 12, and its Principal Kylee Thorson says the on-site Mini Woolies will provide students with a safe and controlled environment to develop their social, work and life skills, “essential for their everyday experiences”.
The mini store has been established to mimic the operations of an actual Woolworths supermarket, with baskets for fresh food, shelving for groceries, ticketing, signage and Woolworths branded uniforms the students can wear to create a fully immersive experience. Using fully operational Fujitsu registers, students learn to scan grocery items and handle money as they process sales.
Woolworths’ Patrick Misciagna says the skills students will learn in their new mini Woolworths supermarket will equip them with confidence and knowledge of retail operations in an exciting way, with an upfront understanding and familiarity when they enter the workforce and equally, provide them with experience around shopping, using money, weights and measures and more.