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Students in Business Skills Competition

On February 13th 2014, a group of six Year 12 and Year 13 students took part in the BASE competition.  BASE is the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales' (ICAEW) national Business, Accounting and Skills Education competition for students aged 16-19.  Held in the conference venue at Headingley, the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, this was a unique and exciting experience where students are able to engage in a challenging business game that enables them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.  The game involved the students receiving lots of business information about a fictitious company and having two hours to make recommendations to 'the board'.  

 

Mr Preston, Acting Headteacher said "This type of experience is key to the wider development of our students as we aim to prepare them for the world of work.  The competition required the students to think on their feet, work as a team, present their ideas and demonstrate general business acumen.  They did themselves and the school proud."

Mr Cheeseman, Teacher of Business Studies, who accompanied the team to the event said:  "We may not have won but the Crawshaw students performed really well against other private and public schools from across the region and we will be back next year."