The Sixth Form College, Solihull and Lyndon School have collaborated on a Business Day for Year 10 students, which took place earlier this week.
75 students took part in the project, aimed at improving their understanding of business and helping them in their future studies and careers. They were welcomed by College Principal Paul Ashdown and given a taster of College life, before attending four workshops with real businesses.
The 40-minute workshops were run by four prominent local firms. The Coventry Building Society took the students through a financial exercise, while the NEC Group were present to talk to the students about their business objectives. A representative from Touchwood Shopping Centre talked to the students about empty properties at the centre and how they go about getting suitable retailers to fill these slots. Meanwhile, staff from Virgin Trains explored how they develop new products to sell in their trains’ catering carriages.
Assistant Principal Mike Padbury commented:
“It was great to welcome so many students from Lyndon School into College for this event. We thank the staff from the Coventry Building Society, the NEC Group, Touchwood Shopping Centre and Virgin Trains for giving up their time to be part of this project and thanks also to staff at Lyndon School for organising such a productive day. Hopefully the students have got a good insight into business and into studying at a sixth form college. We hope many of them will choose to join us in the future.”
The event was organised by an ex-member of staff, Ranjit Samrai, who is now Head of Business at Lyndon School, which is a key partner school to the College and part of the Ninestiles Academy Trust.
8 July 2016