Pamper session at Bo’ness Academy

Pamper session at Bo’ness Academy

Pamper session at Bo’ness Academy

Salon Services students from Forth Valley College were at Bo’ness Academy recently to inspire and inform pupils about beauty therapy and hair care techniques.

Six City and Guilds Beauty Therapy students – Shazia Ifran, Nicole Walker, Joanne Wallace, Grant McMartin, Emily Greene and Jade Hunter based at the Falkirk campus – and lecturer Emma Flynn, dropped in to the school’s Girl’s Nurture Group on Tuesday 13 December on a mission to boost self-esteem and confidence.

Michele Nicol, Pupil Support Teacher at Bo’ness Academy, said:

“Our Girls Nurture Group runs once a week, and at present we have ten girls who attend. Our girls have been identified by primary school or by current teachers as being in need of some additional support in areas such as self-esteem, self-confidence, friendships and social skills.

“Our aim is to improve attainment by providing these girls with a place to work on these issues in a safe and nurturing environment. Holding a ‘Christmas Pampering Afternoon’ was a way of rewarding the girls for their hard work this session.

“The make-up tutorials, hair styling, manicures and the informative chat from the Forth Valley College students on the day were fantastic. As well as being fun for the girls and boosting the self-esteem of the pupils, it was a good opportunity for us to forge stronger links with the college.”

Emma Flynn a lecturer in FVC’s Hospitality and Salon Services Department, said:

“On reflection and looking at the photos of the afternoon, I'm very proud and honoured that FVC first years were able to bring a bit of fun and relaxation to a group of young girls who appreciated it. 

“Myself and the students were so impressed with how the session had the young pupils mixing, chatting and laughing. Beauty is one part of our job but therapy is the key, we can change the way people feel just by doing our job correctly. We would be happy to be involved with this nurture group again in the future.”


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