The importance of teamwork on business and sport was tackled when Bulwell Academy in Nottingham took part in a teleconference led by Yorkshire Bank ambassador and former rugby star Mike Catt.
Students from the academy had the chance to put their questions to the Rugby World Cup winner as part of the partnership which has been established with Yorkshire Bank’s Nottingham Financial Solutions Centre (FSC).
Alison Bingham, director of business and enterprise at the Bulwell Academy, said the partnership has worked extremely well since being set-up in late 2010 and that the students were thrilled to learn from a sporting star.
“Our students selected to take part in the conference call were all chosen as a reward for their good academic and sporting performances,” she said.
“They are all young people who are in the very early days of their careers and this was a tremendous opportunity to learn from a sporting star in Mike Catt who has experienced and achieved a lot during a hugely successful career.
“The link-up with Yorkshire Bank is working extremely well and we are really thankful to be invited to play a part in this event.”
Carl Dickinson, managing partner at Yorkshire Bank’s FSC on Castle Meadow Road, said he was delighted with the progress made since the partnership was formed through Business in the Community’s Business Class programme.
“The partnership has proven to be extremely beneficial for both parties and it was brilliant to see the impact Mike Catt’s advice and experiences had on the students,” he said.
“We will certainly be looking to invite the academy to take part in further events which can have a lasting impact on the students as we continue to build and strengthen our already strong relationship with Bulwell.”