The Apprentice comes to Westholme…

Lower Sixth Business Studies students visit London

Lower Sixth Business Studies students visited the London Toy Fair, which is closed to members of the public, at Earls Court on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd January.

minionsTheir task set for them in conjunction with James Hall Ltd had a definite Sir Alan Sugar ring to it! Two days to select, price and recommend the new ‘Best Selling’ toy appropriate for James Hall’s market. All work and no rest was definitely the order of the day.

On day one after an early morning train from Preston (wheelie cases in hand) the girls faced a packed Earl’s Court of over 400 exhibitors in their bid to spot that potential best seller. They enjoyed lunch on the go, the infamous taxi ride and even a debrief meeting in a local café.  Everyone was ready for an early night before a finance lesson and serious negotiation with suppliers began on day two!

everyoneWork even continued on the train journey home as the students started to prepare their costings and presentation for the James Hall Management Team which is due to take place in the next few weeks.

Seeing business come to life and having this unique, real, hands on experience has enhanced the students’ studies beyond belief and a huge thank you goes to all involved from James Hall for their support, insight and generosity.