Eye On The Future As Skills Event Brings Together Students From Three Academies

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Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College 'Skills for the Future' event, involving Year 11 students from Tollbar, Cleethorpes and Somercotes Academies. Head of Sixth Form, Janice Mitchell, is pictured with students from all three academies.

Students from three Tollbar Multi Academy Trust Academies joined forces for a Skills For The Future Event, hosted by Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College.

Year 11 students from Tollbar, Cleethorpes and Somercotes Academies spent a day at the college, which is entirely separate from Tollbar Academy, touring the facilities and eating lunch in Cafe Express, before an afternoon of team work, negotiation and communication skills.

Students took part in the Stock Market Challenge, a business simulation where they have to invest £100,000 in fictional companies. They worked¬† in mixed teams, incorporating students from each academy, to decide on the best investment strategy.

Janice Mitchell, Head of Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College, said: "Team members were given roles such as Media Analyst and Finance Manager and had to take on roles to help their team to success. They reacted to real time events during the trading day, buying and selling shares to make as much of a return as possible. The students bought and sold shares by going to stock broking terminals staffed by Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College student volunteers.

"This was a real team-building event and it brought the students from each academy together as a team, learning skills they will need for future life at Sixth Form College."

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Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College students mentor Year 11 students from Cleethorpes, Tollbar and Somercotes Academies at the Skills For The Future event.

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