Our Year 8 students learnt a lot about the world of business and commerce during an Enterprise Challenge competition.
The nationwide competition is run by Business in the Community and The Prince’s Trust, with more than 4,500 students taking part across the country. Manchester Academy is one of three schools from Manchester and two from Liverpool competing from the North West region.
The Year 8 students had to complete an online business simulation game that replicated the real world of commerce. They also completed a questionnaire about ethical business and sustainability.
They were mentored by employees from the Coop Bank, NuGeneration and law firms DAC Beachcroft, Freeths and DWF.
Gaynor Anthony, Community Engagement Manager from Business in the Community, said the students had done really well.
“The game was about selling a product so they had to make a net profit. The atmosphere in the room was buzzing as everyone really got into it. They also asked lots of good questions about money and business.”
Miss Tempest, Year 8 Director, said the students really enjoyed taking part and working in teams.
“It gave them chance to really understand how business works and gain some good career insights as well.”
Year 8 student Leticia Freire thought it was really exciting.
“We learnt a lot and I enjoyed working in groups as a team. It helped us a lot with our communication skills.”
Sean Holland, project manager at Nu Generation, said: “They picked up the game really well and when they got into it they were very competitive.”
The students now have to wait until next month to find out if they are invited to the Regional Finals – let’s keep our fingers crossed for them!