GCSE Business Studies Trip

On Wednesday 10th June a number of the School’s Form Four students were afforded the opportunity to visit the Tayto Factory in Tandragee as part of their GCSE Business Studies-related work.

During the course of the visit pupils were whisked off to the heart of the factory itself, where they first visited the storage warehouse in which they were educated on how the potatoes are sourced, stored and processed.

In addition pupils also received the opportunity to visit the factory floor, containing lots of machinery – used to wash, cut, fry, favour and pckage the crisps.  At each stop the pupils were permitted to taste the freshly cooked crisps; some had no flavouring and others were new products which had just been introduced into the market. It was also discovered that Tayto have several factories in England and deal with businesses with other countries, including Argentina and Spain

At the end of the tour the students had the opportunity to speak to a senior member of the Tayto management team and ask him some questions, posing some really interesting and relevant questions about Marketing and Finance within the business. Finally, the students were all allowed to pose for photos with the star of the show, ‘Mr Tayto’ himself, before selecting a multipack of crisps to take home!

Many thanks to all at the Tayto Factory who made the day so enjoyable, educational and worthwhile; the School looks forward to returning to Tayto with its Form Four students again next year.

Some of Grosvenor's Form Four Business Studies students pose for the camera with Mr Tayto during their visit to the Tayto Factory in Tandragee earlier in the month