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Bournville School & 6th Form Centre, Birmingham

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 different year groups. The activity was based in one of our large classrooms over 3 hours and the stock market displayed using a projector. The resources were easy to use and set up.

The kids loved it. It was a great way to use and develop their enterprise skills such as working in teams and dealing with money, what I liked in particular was that it gave them an opportunity to manage risk and uncertainty which is a difficult enterprise skill to get into lessons.

In our evaluation 89% of the students said it had helped them practice their maths skills. Over 90% said that the activity had developed their team-working and decision-making skills.

Liam Dwyer, Curriculum Leader, Business Studies

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