The Investment Challenges are run as online or university-hosted competitions using the Finance Lab simulation.
Each participating school and college is provided with a free site licence of the Global Investor simulation games, Finance Lab, and Dealing Room.
The competitions' key objectives are to enable students to apply their learning in Applied Maths and Business, and to develop business awareness, transferable and employability skills and enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The inter-school competitions use the Trading Floor simulation and involve 20 to 30 schools in each UK region.
The day events are sponsored and supported by a number of universities, EBPs and businesses.
Thousands of Year 9 to Year 12 students from hundreds of UK schools and colleges have taken part since the competition began in 2003.
... and get free use of the simulations for all your students.
"The Investment Challenge project brings 'real life' experiences to our pupils which are very valuable to this age group. It is a positive influence."
Laura Atwell, Business Studies Teacher, Brynmawr Foundation School
"We have just used the Trading Floor simulation for our Enterprise Day. It was amazing. The pupils loved it."
Steve Little, Head of Business Studies, Cockburn College of Arts, Leeds
"A very useful tool especially for lessons on finance, the stock market and PLCs. Pupils really enjoyed the experience and even asked to stay beyond the end of period to continue trading!"
Clare Campbell, Business Education Teacher, Ayr Academy, South Ayrshire
We used Dealing Room with three different Business Management classes. All of them really enjoyed it and took it very seriously, whilst having fun. It is invaluable.
Dorothy Ferguson, Business Education Teacher, Knox Academy, East Lothian