Stu­dents go wild to learn about busi­ness

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

BUSI­NESS stu­dents vis­ited Ch­ester Zoo to learn more about how large or­gan­i­sa­tions are run.

A to­tal of 58 BTEC busi­ness pupils from Mac­cles­field Col­lege made the trip to help them gain a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of con­cepts they’d been study­ing as part of their course.

The group spent time look­ing around the zoo be­fore at­tend­ing a mar­ket­ing pre­sen­ta­tion.

They had the op­por­tu­nity to see how the zoo op­er­ated as a char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion and how it was fi­nanced, as well as how it pro­moted it­self to po­ten­tial cus­tomers.

Course teach­ers Char­lotte Thomp­son, Carole Uske and Luke El­lis praised the stu­dents’ dili­gence dur­ing the visit, and es­pe­cially their ques­tion­ing of the zoo’s staff dur­ing the tour.

Char­lotte said: “We were all very im­pressed at the per­ti­nent busi­ness ques­tions that the stu­dents asked about the op­er­a­tion of the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“Many ques­tions were on top­ics which the stu­dents had been learn­ing about and staff helped them un­der­stand how these con­cepts re­lated to a real-life busi­ness set­ting.

“The stu­dents en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence and are now look­ing for­ward to an­other busi­ness field trip to Paris in Fe­bru­ary.”

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