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16/08/18

A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School. https://t.co/Bv3Il19MK7

28/07/18

Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants https://t.co/Nz14bBSN0o

21/07/18

Lots of activities available for students in our community over the summer! https://t.co/eCAprW0ezZ

20/07/18

Retweeted From Miss Younger

Feeling incredibly proud of our prefects today. Trained and eager to become Diversity and Identity Ambassadors. Lots of inspirational ideas to be more inclusive and anti-HBT.

20/07/18

Wishing all of our Meridian family a wonderful summer break! Stay safe and we look forward to an amazing new academic year! https://t.co/qHzfcK2xtk

18/07/18

Tomorrow our Meridian Cup winners South House will be enjoying their reward trip to Thorpe Park! All students need to arrive by 8:15am and bring suncream! https://t.co/rXYmYCnFJe

18/07/18

2 nights of the most wonderful performances by the cast of students from Meridian High and Fairchilds Primary. Thank you to all parents and carers who came to support our students and their amazing teachers!! Bravo Team!! https://t.co/aOdjPTkc2T

13/07/18

Retweeted From George Watson

Amazing day with sports day; now getting ready for the year 11 prom for this evening and deciding on my sessions for tomorrow.

13/07/18

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

So proud of South House Winners of the Meridian Cup! https://t.co/GqaknWMmDh

13/07/18

And the WINNERS of the 2017/2018 Meridian Cup are SOUTH HOUSE!!! All south house students will be attending a reward trip to Thorpe Park on Thursday!!!! https://t.co/G68uQaKDe6

13/07/18

Sports day winners!!! WEST HOUSE!!!! https://t.co/AVGdhPFjB6

13/07/18

Anticipation!!! Who will win?? https://t.co/wHJcflDoWv

13/07/18

North vs South teacher tug of war! https://t.co/Fknw5vAPcX

13/07/18

East vs West teacher Tug of War! https://t.co/4ER0es79ee

13/07/18

Year 10 girls 100m!! What a win for east!!! https://t.co/Uj19XiigkS

13/07/18

Year 9 girls 100m https://t.co/qNbPqGA0XW

13/07/18

Year 9 boys 100m!!! https://t.co/auTelQIqpA

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! https://t.co/H9M2NrQN5N

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! Close call!! https://t.co/7o8qSdbOsM

Posted on: 16/01/2018

Business University Trip

On Tuesday 9th January 2018 our year 9 business class travelled to Sussex university where we were given a business workshop lead by George and Annie, two lecturers. They taught us about many things and gave us tasks to help improve our teamwork. We were given a task to build a self standing structure using uncooked pasta, a piece of string, sellotape and a marshmallow. However the marshmallow must be at the top of the structure, whoever made the tallest structure was the winner. This is a very common task used in job interviews to test teamwork and problem solving.

 We then were giving a task to match definitions to the word. In this task I learnt words such as scalar scale, this means the amount of positions between the leader of the company and the person who does the work. After this we were given a quick quiz on which we had learnt so far, we managed to get high marks. Next we were giving two drinks, one was coke cola and one was Tesco’s own brand cola. Most of us guessed wrong this task was to demonstrate how companies sell things a much higher price because they have a good brand or well known

Returning from lunch we were put in groups and tasked with making our own biscuit, logo, slogan and questionnaire. This was my favourite part of the day because it really tested our teamwork, creativity, pitching and really demonstrated what it would be like to be an entrepreneur. Overall I really enjoyed the day and learned lots of things.

I learnt keywords and their meanings. Business is an organisation that sell something to make profit. Branding is the process of making a logo or unique name. Communication is two or more people exchange information using words. Marketing is the action of promoting or selling a product. Product is a substance that is manufactured for sale. Price is the amount of money expected to be paid for a product. Place is where you put your product to get it sold. Promotion is the action of making your product known. Taxation is money paid for tax. Profit is the amount of money earned after tax and purchased stock is taken from it. Supply is a stock available for use. Demand is what your costumers are requesting and want. Design is a plan on how you will make your business successful. Logo is a symbol people can use to identify your product. Slogan is a short, memorable phrase used in advertising. Advertising is the activity of creating advertisements for commercial use.

 

Written by North House