17 Oct Business Trip
An incredibly enriching trip !
Last week, on 9th October, the Business Department organised an incredibly enriching trip to an internationally recognised firm; Clifford Chance. A group of Year 11 students, who currently study GCSE Business were able to travel to London’s heart of finance, Canary Wharf.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by the tranquil atmosphere. At first we were taken to one of the conference rooms, where the enrichment activities would take place. However, many students said their favourite part was the guided tour of the firm. Specifically finding out that the firm has a pool, gym, an extensive restaurant and bar area, and other cool features for those who work long hours.
We learnt about the different sectors at Clifford Chance; from Capital Markets to general finance. We also had the fantastic opportunity of talking to some solicitors, who were able to give us valuable advice, and a genuine insight into their job. Ironically, the most comforting thing to know was that most of them didn’t know exactly who they wanted to be when they were our age. Learning that most simply did the EPQ, assured us that we still have plenty of time to choose our paths. We were also able to bombard them with questions about how they got to where they are, which also helped us to consider the skills needed to be successful.
Overall, the organised trip was of great value, not only did we learn, but we thought and engaged a lot throughout. Thank you to the Business Department for organising this trip, and many thanks to Clifford Chance for having us!
Pictured above are all the students involved:
Left, Miss Abdalla, Devika Ahtty, Elizabeth Aforts, Lilijana Blazeviciute, Demi Gray, Beatriz Menezes Pataca, Kwame Swaray-Agbloe, Daniel Sanusi, Rebecca Mikeli, Rodrigo Cardoso, Leonardo Cardoso, Oluomachi Ukonu, Jessica Alexandra Soares, Joel Jeffy, Tawanchai Sherritt, Demi Peake, Farid Hassan, Michael Laryea, Elliot Owen, Billy Kemp, Leonard Tyler-Goode, Mr Richards, Zaynab Nohur and Miss Ryzak.
By Jessica Soares-Paim 11E & Miss Abdalla Teacher of Business