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 three Global Investor simulation games: Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor.
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.
We used Dealing Room with three different Business Management classes. All of them really enjoyed it and took it very seriously, whilst having fun. It is invaluable.
Dorothy Ferguson, Business Education Teacher, Knox Academy, East Lothian
"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
"The Y12s who took part in the Enterprise Network competition were really motivated by the challenge. To watch the students' efforts and thought processes - not to mention the competition between teams - has been a very positive experience."
Nigel Owen, Initiative Leader for Vocational Business, Wales High School
"The interactivity and excitement of Trading Floor enabled us to engage with Year 6 pupils from our feeder schools and give them an experience that would help introduce subjects and themes they will explore in Year 7. The event was a great success."
Rob Wood, Director of Business and Enterprise, The Wellington Academy, Wiltshire
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