Students get a ‘pizza’ the business action

Students get a slice of the business action
Students get a slice of the business action

Students at Caistor Yarborough put on their thinking heads to set about tackling a business challenge.

Pam Sutherland, European Procurement Manager, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CPIS), visited the school recently to deliver a Business “Pizza Challenge” to the whole of the Year 10 Business Studies students.

The challenge saw them working in teams for a problem solving task.

They had to imagine they worked for a pizza manufacturer producing a wide range of pizzas.

Each student had been allocated different job roles and they had to discuss and debate issues related to the three possible suppliers, looking at the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

The groups had to then present back their findings to the rest of the students and raised some very interesting and wide ranging issues and views surrounding each.

It was agreed the activity proved to be both challenging and rewarding as it pushed the students’ thought processes into thinking about a wide range of operations, marketing, ethical and procurement issues.