Welcome to the Investment Challenge!

Year 12 students from across the region tested their key skills and applying their maths and business know-how in a unique competitive challenge.  Schools competed using the Finance Lab simulation at Leeds Beckett University on the 25 March. Find out more

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Leaderboard:

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Well done to our winners Walton High School!

Dates for your diary:

  • 27 FebRegistration closes
  • 23 FebAccess to resource
  • 25 MarFinal
  • 26 MarWinner announced

Subject areas covered:

  • Maths
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Key Skills
  • Work-related Learning
  • Team Building
  • Enterprise
  • Financial Capability

Competition supporters

A great opportunity for schools to engage with employers when their staff visit schools to mentor and present to pupils during the online competition phase.

"The Finance Lab event has been a brilliant success for all our students. One of our main objectives is to foster links with professional bodies and industry and this is a great way of bringing these elements together."  

Dr. Lisa Bradley, Head of Department of International Business, University of Ulster

“Dealing Room helps with both classroom teaching and enrichment.  It’s an excellent resource for using Maths across subjects and enhances numeracy in any subject.”

Michelle McCoy, Business Studies Teacher, St. Joseph’s Grammar

"This is an excellent programme which the students thoroughly enjoyed.  It offered learning opportunities which are difficult to provide in a normal school timetable."

Dermot Gallagher, Head of Business Studies, St. Brigid’s College

“Trading Floor taught us that you have to work well in a team and commit to your particular job in order for the whole team to benefit.  It also helped me to develop skills which would be essential for a job in this area, such as quick thinking and decision making.”

Caoimhe Flanagan, Pupil, Thornhill College