Young entrepreneurs’ skills tested

Business people of the future test their skills with a Monopoly task
Business people of the future test their skills with a Monopoly task

Students at Corby Business Academy took on the challenge of managing a Government department, building property empires and making efficiency savings in a Monopoly task to develop their skills.

Teacher Simon Smith, who devised the concept for the workshop for 65 gifted and talented students, said: “I chose the game of monopoly as it is has an economics base and is easy to adapt.

“The project asked the students to take on the skills used in the first two workshops – business and management – and then build on them.

“We had some great business ideas, from dating websites to selling resources and one team even starting lending money to other teams at an interest rate lower than the banker offered which I thought was very clever.”