Learn With Us

MVSC is delighted to announce that our workshop space in Fayre & Square is now open for bookings.  We are able to offer schools, colleges and other organisations, the opportunity to utilise a functional shop/retail setting to hold and create their own bespoke lessons for groups of 4-6 learners, taking advantage of the 'employment environment' and many of the tasks it has to offer.

Fayre & Square can provide a blend of role play and learning in a fully operational and safe setting.  Lessons can be tailored to include the following tasks or learning experience.

  • Customer interaction
  • Money handling/till work (schools should provide petty cash for training purposes)
  • Stock rotation
  • Team work
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • IT skills
  • Market research within Centre Court Shopping Centre
  • Interviewing shop staff/stall holders
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Time keeping (eg. lunch time)
  • Lunch (optional - learners' own or purchased).

We ask for a contribution to running costs of £20 per hour, paid on invoice.  Sessions are bookable in advance through MVSC.  Sessions are available during opening hours on the following days and times:  one off taster sessions or block bookings for 3-6 weeks on Mondays, 10am-3.00pm (subject to availability).


  • Age 11+ years
  • Open to schools, colleges and training organisations
  • Must be supervised by a tutor/carer or appropriate adult
  • Maximum of 6 learners

For bookings, to arrange a visit or for more information, please contact Kirstin O'Shea by email kirstin@mvsc.co.uk or by phone on 020 8685 1771


Fayre & Square offers an 8 week placement at the shop for individuals to learn retail skills and to gain experience in all aspects of working in a retail environment.