Life is sweet for Woodlands Community College students on Whiteley accountancy visit

Life is sweet for Woodlands Community College students on Whiteley accountancy visit

Life is sweet for Woodlands Community College students on Whiteley accountancy visit

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STUDENTS at a Hampshire school have gained an invaluable insight into the world of accountancy – thanks to pasta and marshmallows.

More than 100 youngsters from Woodlands Community College in Southampton were invited to Whiteley-based Menzies LLP.

They discovered the variety of roles existing within the industry as well as learning the importance of budgeting through a unique exercise.

Working in small groups, they used spaghetti and marshmallows to create as tall a tower as possible.

Each team had a limited pot to spend on materials, with penalties and changes made to the allowances throughout the session.

It aimed to raise awareness of how a change in budget can have a knock on effect elsewhere.

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