The Bury Enterprise Game is a lively trading simulation game that challenges students to put their enterprise, maths and business skills into action. Students are required to develop sales strategies, market goods and sell products to a variety of different businesses – all in competitive environment!
Tottington High School has a strong commitment to developing these valuable enterprise skills in conjunction with important cross-curricular skills as part of the school’s careers provision. This provision has been recognised in the school’s achievement of the Careers and IAG award. The school currently holds the Gold Standard and participation in the Bury Enterprise Game is part of this wider provision that aims to support all students in their further study and careers.
Our school has entered the competition over recent years and has performed well on each occasion. This year saw the culmination these performances as the school team won the overall competition and one of Tottington’s students won the individual competition! The game was eagerly contested by all participating individuals and schools and the commitment demonstrated by all entrants from across Bury further emphasises the achievements of Tottington’s students this year.
Miss A Seldon said “The students had to compete against other Bury schools in a game where they had to sell as many products as they could to a variety of different businesses. At the end of the game, the money they had made was counted up and the student with the highest value won a prize (one of our students!). Overall, our team had the highest value too! I am so proud of them all!”
Anthony Broad, 15, said “We found the task challenging at first, but it brought into perspective problems which business face, not only in the market place, but having to deal with extraordinary situations which sometimes arise, such as flooding of premises, etc., once we got into the task, we really enjoyed the experience, and were pleased to lift the cup at the end of the competition”.