On 13th February over 200 year 10 students from both Glebelands and Thamesmead Schools separately gained an invaluable insight into the world of work when they took part in the SATRO Business Game. Teams of students became stationery companies for the day manufacturing booklets which they had to sell to a discerning panel of buyers. The game stretched their minds and abilities in a way they never thought possible. They had a myriad of business decisions to make as the game unfolded and were aided in their tasks by a number of business volunteers whose job it was to guide, support and encourage their teams as they got to grips with all the challenges inherent in running a business.
The stress levels were high as companies competed with each other to see who could make the most profit. Many valuable life skills were learnt with many students commenting, “How well organised the whole system was.” And, "I learnt business techniques to help me in life."
Our business volunteers also greatly enjoyed the experience with one stating – “Students were fully engaged and really enjoyed the day. Learning was by doing rather than by being told or shown. It was a chance for students to shine outside the classroom.”
Another resounding success for the SATRO Business Game.