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Year 9 Business Team Challenge

A small group of Year 9 students joined students from Wheatley Park and Lord Williams’ Schools at the two day Business Team Challenge, organised by Oxfordshire Business Alliance at Wheatley Park School. Students were divided into small groups with students from the other schools. In these groups they worked with Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service getting to know each other with some fun and sometimes quite challenging team building activities.

Each group spent the afternoon with a local business finding out about how the business worked and the types of jobs people in the organisation do. On the second day all groups assembled the information they had collected and made a presentation to an invited audience including representatives of the business organisations.

All the students reported that they enjoyed meeting and working with new people. When asked what had surprised them most about the activity their responses were varied. They were quite surprised that people doing similar jobs had sometimes undergone different education training; often not working in the area that they were originally trained for but using all their varied skills.

As always the time given by local business organisations is crucial to the success of these activities. We would like to thank the staff at Kingerlee, Brookes University, SAE Institute and Asda for giving up their time. If your organisation would consider involvement in one of these activities please contact sixthform@gosford-hill.oxon.sch.uk

Liz Hounsell 14-19 Pathway Manager

Posted: 2017-04-07 09:29:36
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