Today's football fixture (For Hollis Academy), took place at the Darlington Education Village. From the start, it promised to be a great contest of ability, grit and determination and the performances definitely delivered all of the above.
Superb goals from Ashton, Luke and Kai all helped the Hollis players to secure a comfortable 5-0 victory!
Well done to the whole team!
Students who opted for Business Studies - made a visit to wholesaler, Makro. The purpose of the trip was to research the raw materials they need and to calculate the costs required, to start up their own small businesses, within the school. Examples of the businesses being setup in the school are a milkshake shack, pool competition, penalty shoot out competition, hot chocolate business and a healthy eating treats company.
The content of the BTEC Business Studies, has really evolved this year, at Hollis Academy. The current units of study, provide students with the opportunity to develop both academically and socially too. The progress has been achieved through students spending time out in the local community; researching and ascertaining the common features - that all the local (successful) businesses demonstrate in the methods of their daily practice.
The students liaised with the employees of the established businesses; extracting information, hints and pointers that could all help them, become successful in employment too. Additionally, the students were also given the opportunity to express their opinions (Conducted in a professional manner), sharing ideas, what they believed could make the businesses even more successful.