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LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK: BROADLAND HOSTS THE SCHOOLS MANAGEMENT GAME 2003

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This Friday, Broadland DC will host The Schools Management Game 2003 at Norwich City Football Club, as part of Loca...
This Friday, Broadland DC will host The Schools Management Game 2003 at Norwich City Football Club, as part of Local Democracy Week.

Eight local high schools (Blyth-Jex, Acle, Thorpe St Andrew, Reepham, Sprowston, Hellesdon, Taverham and Broadland) have accepted Broadland DC's invitation to enter teams who will spend the day role-playing as the senior management team of a fictitious local authority - Wideacre DC.

The 13-16 year-olds will be presented with a series of management challenges that are designed to reflect real council life and in each of the three rounds they will have to deal with two main issues and one minor issue. Every team will need to make some pretty tough decisions on how to deal with these issues particularly as their responses/actions will be scored to find the eventual winners.

Chairman David Thompson will be presenting the prizes - a state-of-the-art computer (sponsored by Fox IT) and cash prizes for second and third places to spend on books and sports equipment.

'We're delighted to have these young people taking part in our very successful annual event,' said Colin Bland, chief executive of Broadland DC. 'We hope that through this innovative event, we can outline the extent of council services for our residents and highlight the opportunities for involvement, at whatever age, that are available to potential voters and employees.'

EVENT TIMETABLE

Venue: Top of The Terrace room, Norwich City FC, Carrow Road

9.00-9.45 Schools arrive, refreshments

9.45 Welcome address by Colin Bland, CEO of Broadland DC. Introduction to the day by Derek Hender Associates

10.00 Round One

10.45 Break, plus presentation about Broadland Training Services

11.15 Round One feedback

11.30 Round Two

12.15 Lunch

13.00 Round Two feedback

13.15 Round Three

14.00 Break, plus presentation about personnel services at Broadland DC

14.30 Round Three feedback

14.45 Plenary session chaired by Colin Bland

15.15 Announcement of winners and prize presentation by Broadland DC's chairman, David Thompson.

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