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’
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.”
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