The idea behind this pilot scheme is led by The Model Education and aims to boost self-confidence and help students give a good first impression.
Staff at Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School, where the classes are taking place are quick to point out the positive. Deputy Head Sue Carluccio told the Mirror: “I’m a maths teacher and wouldn’t expect a child to be able to solve an algebraic equation without being taught first how to do it. Why is it any different with this?”
Of course at a time of record unemployment highs anything that gets these pupils ahead in the jobs market is not to be so readily dismissed.
The fact that these tutorials were requested by pupils of Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School in Leeds suggests they are proactive and enterprising.
The classes are held out of school hours and all attendees have been given parental permission to take part.
Schools all over East Yorkshire have received The Model Education. Corpus Christi Catholic College, also in Leeds, used the company as a way to teach self-esteem to the students. The college were concerned the students were talented and intelligent but simply did not know how to present themselves.
Run by Matt Bates and Sean Hopwoods, who are both models, the Model Education classes feature mock interview situations. The make-up lessons are, I fear, a natural extension of how best to present yourself professionally.
Surely these after school lessons are preferable to shoving the apparently inappropriately apparelled on BBC 3’s Snog Marry Avoid? To be publicly scrubbed clean, shamed and have a beanie hat shoved over their hair extensions?