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Thomas Clarkson Academy – Day 2 – Ducks

Wates Ducks

Thomas Clarksons ​Employability & Enterprise Week continued yesterday with Year 7 students (aged 11 to 12) taking part in our Ducks Enterprise Activity.

In order to help establish links between businesses and the students and to encourage a ‘real world’ feel to the proceeds, we were supported by a team of 2 ‘buyers’ from Wates Construction.

The students took part in a simulated business environment where each of them was given a job role and task in order to help their team achieve a profit and win prizes.

Yesterdays activity saw them making variations of ducks to impress the buyers such as; Valentines Ducks, Wisbech Ducks and Families of Ducks in a fast paced and energetic session!

Everybody had an enjoyable morning and the students really got involved, with the winning team making a huge profit of over £2000 from an initial £150 startup loan!

The week continues today with another group of Year 7 Students taking part in the activity, assisted by more business volunteers.

Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to Aimee & Emma from Wates for taking part today and look forward to working with them again!