27 June 2012
Travel and tourism students took a holiday from the classroom to learn about long-haul destinations from the experts at Lincolnshire Co-operative.
The pupils from the Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in North Hykeham visited the Society's Tritton Road Travel branch in Lincoln. They took part in a workshop led by Manager Liz White.
Part of the group's Year 13 coursework for their BTEC qualification is to plan a month-long trip to Australia. Liz was able to give them some pointers during the session.
It's not the first time colleagues from Lincolnshire Co-op have helped the class - Travel Area Manager Wayne Dennett has also talked to students about motivation.
Programme Leader for Business and Travel Rebecca Gilbert said: "It's great for the students to get the information from an expert in the field like Liz. It's given them a lot to think about."
Emily Robinson-Benstead (17) said it had been a good learning experience.
"It's good to get out of the classroom and into a real working environment. It makes the task more real. It's also good for getting careers information about the travel industry."
Lincolnshire Co-op staff often support education projects in schools by giving their time and expertise.