SALFORD CITY COLLEGE
LUCKY second year business studies students from Salford City College’s Eccles Sixth Form Centre went on the trip of a lifetime to the Chinese capital Beijing earlier this month, as a supplement to their A2 International Business Studies.
The purpose of the trip was to give the students an understanding of Chinese culture and the way that business is conducted in China, both of which are essential requirements for the A-Level Business Studies specification.
Whilst on the trip, the students visited various local businesses, including the Huiyuan juice factory, the Jingling brewery and a jade factory.
They also had the chance to put their business skills to the test by haggling with vendors at a traditional Chinese silk market.
Cultural highlights of the trip included a trip to The Great Wall, which gave the students stunning views across the landscape of Eastern China, and a mindblowing acrobat show at the Beijing Theatre.
Visits to Tiananmen Square, Beijing Old Town and the Liuminying Eco-Village also provided the students with an invaluable insight into both ancient and modern Chinese culture.
Natasha Toubkin, business studies curriculum leader at Eccles Sixth Form Centre, said: “The trip was a great opportunity for the students to see the real world of business in action, and gave them valuable enrichment to their study of international business.
“The students learnt a lot about the culture of China and how this links to their business dealings – knowledge that would be very difficult to teach in the classroom.”
The trip also proved popular with students.
Scarlett Tyrell, 17, from Worsley said: “Going to China was an unforgettable experience, and a once-in-a-lifetime trip.”
Classmate Christopher Royle, also 17, added: “It was the best week of my life.”
Salford City College business studies students visiting Tiananmen Square in Beijing