Business Studies pupils on course for new academic year
INEOS’ Grangemouth site provides ‘live learning resource’
“The pupils will now be starting the new academic year with real life examples from the commercial-world to support their studies.”
Pupils at Grangemouth High School will be starting the new academic year with an enhanced perspective on the ‘business world’ thanks to a two-week project they undertook in June with their local largest business, INEOS.
The innovative project was specifically designed to support the Business Studies syllabus through collaborative work between the school’s business department and the INEOS commercial team based at Grangemouth.
Peter Grant, Business Director for INEOS Chemicals at Grangemouth said, “This was a ‘first’ for the INEOS Grangemouth site. We have strong education/ business links with the high school based on promoting science, engineering and technological subjects and we were keen to develop a project that is focussed specifically on the commercial aspect of our operations.”
Working with teachers of the Business Studies Department the aim was to bring the school curriculum to life by providing real examples for students and teachers to refer to through the rest of the academic year.
Using the INEOS Grangemouth site as a ‘live case study’, almost 30 students spent the first day of the fortnight exploring various aspects of how a successful business operates. Each team was mentored over the course of the fortnight by INEOS Commercial Graduates and their managers, which culminated in a series of presentations delivered to a specially invited audience.
Stuart Keillor, Supply Chain Manager, INEOS Chemicals Grangemouth commented, “The quality of the presentations was very high and the pupils demonstrated a growing understanding of a number of key concepts from the world of business. The pupils will now be starting the new academic year with real life examples from the commercial-world to support their studies. We are confident that the interaction over the fortnight with our Commercial Graduates will be very useful in providing real applications to the academic concepts they will be covering as part of their business studies course.”
David East (INEOS Grangemouth) 01324 476948 or 07768 301709