Secondary

Inter-schools events

Since 2003 Stock Market Challenge has been run throughout the UK as an inter-schools competition.  Each event brings together 20 to 30 local schools or colleges in each region and are sponsored and supported by a number of universities, EBPs and businesses. Since its inception over 5,000 Year 9 to Year 12 students from hundreds of UK schools and colleges have taken part.

Business partners

Stock Market Challenge offers companies the opportunity to contribute to the skills development agenda in a meaningful way through sponsorship of an inter-schools event. The opportunity is enhanced by the involvement of staff at the event, either as mentors for the students or by taking on the role of floor traders helping to process the transactions.

Since 2003 we have worked with many UK companies, including BNP Paribas, Standard Life, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, JP Morgan, Barclays and Aviva.

Educational partners

The success of these events has depended on our collaboration with educational organisations that make the links to schools and offer an educational or work-based context to the day’s activity.

Our partners throughout the UK include EBPs, Skills Development Scotland, Aim Higher, Financial Services Skills Council, Invest NI, Department of Education NI, First Campus and Titan Partnership.

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.

The event will give your students the opportunity to experience the excitement of dealing on a live stock market trading floor in competition with other local schools and colleges.

The teacher's guide and demonstration materials are designed to help the organising teacher in each school introduce the game to their students.

The materials include samples of some of the key elements of the game so that students can familiarise themselves with them in advance.

The risk assessment covers the activity itself.  Following your registration you will be sent specific venue information relating to the event you are attending.

Download the file: Teacher's Guide (English)

Download the file: Student's Guide (English)

Download the file: Teacher's Guide (Welsh)

Download the file: Student's Guide (Welsh)

Download the file: Monday's Newspaper

Download the file: The Market Screen

Download the file: Risk Assessment (English)

Download the file: Risk Assessment (Welsh)

Download the file: Media Analyst's Worksheet

Download the file: Ethical Investment Report

Testimonial videos:

Mark Quayle, Head of Business
The Manchester College

Trading Floor Team Building
Kellogg's Sales Conference

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“Our Year 12 students loved the Enterprise Network competition.  It created a real buzz amongst the competitive ones.”

Gareth Williams, Head of Economics & Business Studies, The Leventhorpe School

“Pupils got to apply their learning to a practical situation with no teacher direction, compelling them to work as a team and take responsibility for the roles they were assigned.”

Eoghan Barr, ICT Teacher, St. Columbís 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

"Trading Floor helped my pupils develop their core kills of comunication, team-working, analysing information and decision making."

Julie-Anne Hamilton, Business Education Teacher, Inveralmond High School

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