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Macklin Motors Toyota Glasgow Partners With Darnley Primary School

Macklin Motors Toyota Glasgow Partners With Darnley Primary School

Mark Super, General Manager at Macklin Motors Toyota Glasgow with some of the pupils

Macklin Motors Toyota Glasgow is proud to announce its latest community engagement project, a partnership with Darnley Primary School designed to ignite the creative and entrepreneurial spirits of local nine-year-old pupils.

Mark Super, the General Manager at Macklin Motors Toyota Glasgow, has personally developed a six-week initiative challenging the local children to 'produce a video selling a car'. This hands-on project aims to introduce students to the basics of marketing, sales, and the automotive industry in a fun, interactive way.

Recently, Mark visited Darnley Primary School, where he met Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf, who expressed considerable interest in the project. The initiative is known for its collaboration with notable organisations, including Darnley Mill Church, Tesco Silverburn, A.G Barr and Trades House Glasgow, and its success in connecting academic subjects with real-world business scenarios.

Adding a practical element to the learning experience, 50 of the pupils were invited to the Kennishead Road dealership. They were given an extensive tour of the facilities and had the unique opportunity to meet with various colleagues at the dealership, learning about the multitude of career paths available in the automotive sector.

Rehan Imtiaz showing the children his buffering skills

Rehan Imtiaz showing the children his buffering skills

Speaking about the initiative, Mark Super commented: "We're thrilled to embark on this journey with the youngsters at Darnley Primary School. It’s not just about selling cars; it’s about building confidence, fostering creativity, and helping the pupils understand the value of teamwork and effective communication.

“We believe that the skills these students develop through this challenge will be invaluable both inside and outside the classroom."

Miss Allison Anderson from Darnley Primary School said: “Macklin Motors is working with Primary 5 pupils on an employability project in order to develop their skills for learning, life and work.

“Our pupils visited the Macklin Motors Toyota Glasgow dealership where they were able to see colleagues working within its sales and aftersales departments. The children are working with Mark and his colleagues to develop an advert for selling cars. They have been gaining the opportunity to experience the art of selling, understanding customer service, aftercare and marketing a product.

“All of these experiences are hugely beneficial to our pupils and provides them with the real-life experiences they need to develop employability skills. Thank you, to Mark and all team at Macklin Motors Toyota Glasgow, for providing this invaluable opportunity!”

Sam Bannister Senior Sales Executive and Mark Super General Manager talking to the children

Sam Bannister Senior Sales Executive and Mark Super General Manager talking to the children

Macklin Motors Glasgow Toyota is committed to contributing to the local community and sees this partnership as a perfect embodiment of its dedication to social responsibility and educational development.

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