Students in Years 12 and 13 visit Leeds as part of their Business studies

Head of Business and Economics, Sue Kelsall, took 17 Business students to Leeds on a school visit. In the morning they went to the Marks & Spencer Archive on the Leeds University campus; they toured the archive display and did a workshop activity on developing a new idea for M&S. The Education Officer has forwarded one of the group’s ideas to the CEO through their suggestions scheme.

In the afternoon they visited Veolia Waste Management Centre, where they had a tour of the plant and saw how household waste is converted into energy.

Year 13 Charlotte said, ''It was a really interesting day. I enjoyed seeing how different businesses work and was surprised by how much power can be generated from waste; some of the facts were unbelievable. Our group suggested to M&S they should develop a range of disabled clothes for adults to go with their disabled childrens range. We were very pleased to hear they are taking this further.''

Mrs Kelsall said, “This was a great day for students to be both innovative themselves and see innovation in action. At M&S students came up with original ideas for the future development of the M&S brand such as a range of clothing for the elderly whilst at Veolia they saw a waste management system which is right at the cutting edge of the industry.”

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