England Inter-schools Events

The events

Your team of five Year 10 (Manchester) Year 8&9 (Leeds) students will be competing against other schools during a session of simulated trading on the financial markets, making decisions under pressure, taking calculated risks and experiencing the excitement of the trading floor.

This enjoyable and rewarding challenge will give your students an insight into career opportunities within the financial services sector and help them develop important skills such as communication, problem-solving and working with others.

The resource

All participating schools will be given free use of the Global Investor Simulations - Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor – for the year.  The resource licence has been sponsored by HSBC.

The resource has applications for 14-19-year-olds in Applied Maths, STEM, Business Studies and Economics so schools should find it to be a valuable asset across the curriculum. 

Subject areas supported

Applied Maths, STEM, Business Studies, Economics, Key Skills, Financial Capability, Enterprise, and Work-related Learning.

A message from HSBC/first direct

Sustainability at HSBC is about our long-term contribution: how we value our employees, help customers realise their ambitions in life and manage our environmental impact. It is also about investing in the communities we serve. We are pleased to be working with schools and associated with such a worthwhile project as Stock Market Challenge.

Global Investor News


Preparation materials

If your school is taking part in one of the inter-schools Stock Market Challenge events, you can access the preparation materials using the password sent to you when you registered.

Participating Schools:

Manchester Region

Bramhall High School

Burnage Academy for Boys

Castlebrook High School

Copley Academy

Denton Community College

Failsworth School

Ellesmere Park High School


Levenshulme High School

Longdendale High School

Manchester Health Academy

North Chadderton School & Sixth Form

Priestnall School

St Anne's Academy

St Anne's RC High School

St Edmund Arrowsmith School

St Mary's Catholic High School

St Paul's Catholic High School

Stretford Grammar

The Derby High School

The Radclyffe School

Tottington High School

Whalley Range High School

West Hill School

Leeds Region

Allerton Grange School

Allerton High School

Cardinal Heenan School

Castleford Academy

Guiseley School

Halifax Academy

Laisterdyke Academy

Pudsey Grangefield School

Roundhay School

Ryburn Valley High School

The Morley Academy


England Inter-schools Events

  • Wednesday 21 June
    Alliance Manchester Business School (Whitworth Hall)
  • Tuesday 11 July
    Leeds Beckett University

Who should attend

Year 10 (Manchester) Year 8&9 (Leeds) students who want to meet with employers and educators and to experience first-hand the knowledge and skills required both in the workplace and for business and finance-related courses at university.

To register

To register your school contact us on 01225 484 721 or email us at mail@globalinvestorsims.com

Contact us on 01225 484721

...or at mail@globalinvestorsims.com

"I used Trading Floor for a mixed ability Year 9 enterprise day and the kids loved it. It kept them entertained for five hours of a school day, which is very rare!"

Simon Davies, Maths Teacher, Downlands School, Hampshire

“Dealing Room gave me a great insight into how markets operate and allowed me to put some of the theory from my coursework into practice.”

Dean Varley, Economics & Finance BSc, Northern Ireland

“Pupils gain an insight into financial markets trading in a fun and interactive way.  They develop their comprehension and problem-solving skills, and the practical application of numeracy.”

Deirdre Turkington, Business Studies Teacher, Victoria College

“The hall was a hive of activity as students watched the screens with nervous anticipation. Cries of joy and pain could be heard throughout the college as share prices rose and fell. This was a fantastic challenge.”

Ralph Plummer, Assistant Head, Business & Enterprise, St. Joseph's Catholic College, Swindon