Y13 Business Learners visit to Switzerland – Day 2

Today our Year 13 A-Level Business Learners had a fantastic time at PWC as they demonstrated the way they as a company are diversifying the products and services they offer to their clients. Learners visited their experience centre where they are working in particularly innovative ways to solve the problems that their clients have and designing state of the art …

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Y13 Business Learners visit to Switzerland – Day 1

Today our Year 13 A-Level Business Learners visited Buchs, the home of Switzerland’s leading chocolate producer – Chocolat Frey. Whilst there it provided the perfect opportunity to do some first hand research into this year’s pre-released exam context – “The market for chocolate confectionary and the businesses operating within the UK and or internationally”. They were able to see how …

U16 Rugby Team

JCB Academy U16 Rugby Team vs Tettenhall College

Score: JCB Academy 19 vs Tettenhall College 21 Tries: Tommy Cheadle x2, Alex Scullion. Conversions: Alex Scullion x2 A great game to finish on, a game we pushed right to the end, sadly an easy interception in open play allowed Tettenhall a lead that we just ran out of time to combat. A last play try gave us the opportunity …

U16 Rugby Team

JCB Academy U16 Rugby Team vs Queen Mary A

Score: JCB Academy 0 vs Queen Mary 28 Our hardest fixture of the afternoon. Whist in midfield the boys competed well, with some good hard tackling and pressure on the ball. We were unable to put points on the board. QMGS on the other hands used the full width of the pitch and a right wing with outrageous pace. However, …

U16 Rugby Team

JCB Academy U16 Rugby Team vs Queen Mary

Score: JCB Academy 24 vs Queen Mary 7 Tries: Tommy Cheadle x2, Dom Ward, Danny Thompson. Conversions: Tommy Cheadle x1, Alex Scullion x1 Following on from the positive start, the boys got stuck in straight away and dominated the opposition, a crashing run from Oli Beardmore certainly let the other team know our intentions. A lack in concentration allowed Queen …

U16 Rugby Team

JCB Academy U16 Rugby Team vs Abbotsholme

JCB v Abbotsholme Score: 12 vs 5 Tries: Jamie Wain x2, Conversions: Alex Scullion x1 A quick warm up in the brutal wind and snow showers saw the lads ready for the first fixture against our hosts. A tight game that saw Abbotsholme cross the whitewash first. The boys continued to probe with lots of opportunities with Jamie Wain finally …

U16 Rugby Team

JCB Academy U16 Rugby vs Lady Manners School

Score: Lady Manners – 17 JCB Academy – 14 Tries: Jamie Wain x1, Penalty Try Conversion: Tommy Cheadle x1 Wednesday 27th September saw JCB Academy U16 rugby team travel to Lady Manners School in Bakewell for the first match of the season. Overall, a fantastic effort from the boys, many of whom were playing out of position, alongside people that …

India Trip 2018 – Day 5

Daily blog by Y12 sixth form learner, Charlie Pearson. We departed the hotel for our visit to the JCB factory in Jaipur… after me and Olly woke up 40 minutes late. Once we arrived at the plant we had a formal greeting in which we were spoken to about the statistics of the company and how well they have developed …

India Trip 2018 – Day 4

Daily blog by Y12 sixth form learner, Charlie Pearson. Today was a more relaxing day compared to the past few as we have been travelling to Jaipur today from Agra for our visit at the JCB factory tomorrow. The journey took us 5 1/2 hours which was quite tiring but managed to pass the time by playing cards. Once we …

India Trip 2018 – Day 3

Daily blog by Y12 sixth form learner, Charlie Pearson. Brisk wake up this morning at 6am to have breakfast and pack our bags ready to move to the next hotel. We left the hotel to travel to the Matahj Mahl, which took 4hrs on the bus, it felt much quicker because of being so entertained by the farmers which we …