Lower Sixth put in a good performance in national business competition

Business Studies teacher Wendy Mills gives an account of the event:

Eleven Lower Sixth Business students were selected to represent the School in the regional heat of the National Business and Accounting competition (BASE) on Thursday 24th November, run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Held at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, the two Clayesmore teams, participating for the first time, had to pit their wits against 20 teams from schools and colleges across the South of England. The students, assisted by a business mentor, were engaged in a business scenario and a set of challenges, which culminated in a formal presentation to the audience and panel of judges. Throughout the day they were observed on how well they worked as a team, how effectively they communicated and how they managed their time under tight deadlines, all key employability skills. Both teams performed admirably and enjoyed the opportunity to sharpen their business acumen.

Lower Sixth student Finley described the day as “a really great and enjoyable experience” and George, also from Lower Sixth, said: “I learned a lot about teamwork, leadership and presentation skills. I would recommend it to anyone who has the chance to do it; it is one of the best business things I have done”.