The Investment Challenges are run as online or university-hosted competitions using the Finance Lab simulation.
Each participating school and college is provided with a free site licence of the Global Investor simulation games, Finance Lab, and Dealing Room.
The competitions' key objectives are to enable students to apply their learning in Applied Maths and Business, and to develop business awareness, transferable and employability skills and enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The inter-school competitions use the Trading Floor simulation and involve 20 to 30 schools in each UK region.
The day events are sponsored and supported by a number of universities, EBPs and businesses.
Thousands of Year 9 to Year 12 students from hundreds of UK schools and colleges have taken part since the competition began in 2003.
... and get free use of the simulations for all your students.
"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
“Trading Floor is an excellent simulation. I really enjoyed the game environment and having to make quick decisions under pressure."
Philip McCarron, Economics BSc Hons, Northern Ireland
"An excellent enrichment task to support learning, and for team-building and numeracy."
John Paul Potter, Business Education Teacher, Ross High School
"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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