Business studies students from King George V College recently returned from a three-day trip to London.

The trip, which is open to both BTEC and A Level students, provides a practical insight into the business and marketing strategies of a range of thriving organisations.

Paul Jarvis, Course Leader for BTEC Business Studies, said: “Being able to bring to life our classroom work has been brilliant.

“Students were able to see how the practicalities of the real world impact on how theory is put into practice.”

The trip included a tour of Wimbledon, during which staff and students learnt the rich history of the tennis club, observed the views at the famous centre court and even took a hot seat in the Wimbledon press room where world class tennis players like Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray have previously been interviewed.

While visiting the capital, students also enjoyed an Emirates aviation workshop. This provided them with an insight into the importance of culture in business and marketing and the chance to take on the role of cabin crew and pilot in a flight simulator.

Other highlights of the trip included a tour of the Olympic Park and a talk from young entrepreneur Cate Trotter, who built her own business, Insider Trends, from the comfort of her bedroom and can now boast an impressive client list featuring big name brands such as Chanel, Unilever and Tesco.

“For me, the highlight of the trip was the tour of the Olympic Park – how the infrastructure put in place for the games is now being used develop entire communities is incredible,” said Paul.


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