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Bourne Grammar School wins Pubic Finance Competition

Winning Bourne Grammar Team - CIPFA Running Public Finance Competition
PRLog - July 7, 2014 - BOURNE, U.K. -- On Wednesday 25th June Year 10 A-Level Business students from Bourne Grammar School got a taste of the world of public finance and accountancy as they took part in a competition organised by CIPFA (The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy) at Derby University

Despite being two members short of the other teams competing, two Bourne Grammar students both received an award for best contribution to the team and one of the teams won the overall event. The lead marker commented that the performance “has to have been the best I have ever witnessed. They were extremely polished and professional, handled all the questions easily and the whole team contributed.”

The 2014 CIPFA management games involved teams of up to seven students taking on the task of running a fictitious public body and council budget. The focus was deciding on the best allocation of resources to complete tasks and choosing how to balance contradictory objectives, and being able to justify these decisions.  Students’ attempts to complete a written report and presentation under severe time pressure were interrupted by a number of events designed to test their ability to deal with external pressures and respond to change within a given deadline. Deciding how to deal with an angry trade union worker and a press enquiry were just two examples.

The day provided an excellent introduction to the world of business and a way of developing and strengthening teamwork, leadership, management and organisational skills.

Business Studies Subject Leader, Ross Gilbert told us, “The students involved thoroughly enjoyed the event and winning simply added to what was a fantastic experience! I am extremely proud of them. Events like this are invaluable in giving our students real-life experiences that reinforce and supplement the work that they do in the classroom.”

For more information about Bourne Grammar School visit www.bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk

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