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Case studies

Bournville School & 6th Form Centre, Birmingham

We ran Stock Market Challenge today.  It was absolutely brilliant! One of the best activities that our school has run. We ran the event with a group of Gifted and Talented students from years 9, 10 and 11.  They worked in teams featuring students from... Read more

Ferryhill Business & Enterprise College, Durham

Year 11 took part in Stock Market Challenge for their Big Learning Day activity. This was a cross curricular enterprise activity between the Business Studies department and the Maths department. Students worked in groups to assume the role of investors... Read more

Queen Maryís Grammar School, Walsall

The Year 10 Stock Market Challenge was held as part of Enterprise Week. The year was divided into teams of four and challenged to invest in an interactive replica of the stock market. They discussed which shares they thought would be best to invest in... Read more

Hedingham School & Sixth Form, Essex

Y9 students spent five lessons simulating five separate trading days in the world of the stock market. Students were divided into House teams and started with funds of £50,000. After five days students had a mixture of success, but all teams made a... Read more

First Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University

First Campus has been using the Stock Market Challenge every year since its inception in 2003.  First Campus is a collaborative educational initiative consisting of all the Higher and Further education institutions in South East Wales funded by the... Read more

Jack Hunt School, Peterborough

All Year 10 Students at Jack Hunt School swapped the classroom for the trading floor to take part in Stock Market Challenge. Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has even inspired some youngsters to pursue careers in finance. The Stock... Read more

Furze Platt Senior School, Maidenhead

Students at Furze Platt Senior School in Maidenhead are divided into houses and run an inter-house challenge every half-term. In February the inter-house challenge was the Stock Market Challenge which was run weekly during form registration time. Each... Read more

Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham

University of Langley Park is a short, sharp, two-week programme of unconventional lessons for Year 12 students returning to school after the completion of the AS-Level exams. Its aim is to energise the students and give Year 13 an inspirational start... Read more

Testimonial videos:

Simon Brown, Business School Director
Southampton Solent University

Andrew Buxton, Headteacher
King Edward Primary School

Jamie Watson, Maths Teacher
Bannerman High School

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“We’ve had some really positive feedback about the Stock Market Challenge from our Year 11 students. A lot of them said it was the best day of their school career!”

Max Morton, Head of Enterprise, Writhlington School

“The Finance Lab event has really enhanced my interest in both investment banking and a potential career within Citi Group. This is a great way to meet company representatives.”

Victoria Emery, Accounting & Finance MSc, Northern Ireland

"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

"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. Brigidís College

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