“I learnt a lot of skills like communication skills and interpersonal skills when dealing with customers as well as finance skills for example, how to deal with money effectively. The event has been tough to organise as there are a lot of people to liaise with, including my team members, but it has been worth it.”Zain, L3 Business Student
This was a fabulous combination of big hearts and big brains, as it was a build-up of the skills they had learnt throughout their entire time at the college. Organising the charity event was the final challenge AND unit of their course – managing and running an event themselves.
That covers event planning, production costs, marketing pushes and engaging local businesses to raise as much as they could. All essential business skills for the future! The best way to learn is by doing, after all, and charity is a great motivator to do your best.
And the final score was… £511.80!
We are proud of our students for showing their Business sense and their Christmas spirit. Thanks to everyone who supported along the way, most of whom got a delicious treat for their generosity.
“Working as a team definitely helped, I was able to be innovative when it come to the marketing aspect of the event! I think I was able to acknowledge my strengths in such area and how I can adapt it to pertinent scenarios in the future!”Josh, L3 Business Student
“As a teacher, it’s a joy to see students happily stepping out of their comfort zone for a good cause. Fundraising has proved a liberating context for individuals to develop in new and exciting ways. Each year, we see a growing number of students with the confidence to come forward with their own fundraising ideas.
Seeing these ideas through to fruition involves determination, planning, negotiation, hard work and risk taking. However, the elation students experience when they succeed and the pride they feel when they realise the impact they’ve made are palpable.”Shivali Patel, Business Studies Tutor