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 Trading Floor for an enterprise day which involved all years on a carousel basis. The students absolutely loved it - the competition between groups was immense! The high quality resources gives the game a professional look and makes the students think it is far more realistic. It gives students a valuable application of Maths in the real world.
Simon Hetherington, Head of Mathematics, Al Yasmina School
“Dealing Room helps with both classroom teaching and enrichment. It’s an excellent resource for using Maths across subjects and enhances numeracy in any subject.”
Michelle McCoy, Business Studies Teacher, St. Joseph’s Grammar
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
“Thank you for allowing us to take part in the Enterprise Network competition. The students thoroughly enjoyed it and continue to ask when they can do it again! Which is a credit to you and your colleagues who have produced a fantastic package."
Andrea Callender, Advanced Skills Teacher in Business Studies, All Saints Academy Dunstable
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