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.
“We’ve had some really positive feedback about the Stock Market Challenge from our Year 11 students. A lot of them said it was the best day of their school career!”
Max Morton, Head of Enterprise, Writhlington School
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to participate in Stock Market Challenge. I feel I have had a very important experience and the skills that I gained taking part in the challenge will stick with me and help me in the future when I enter the world of work.”
Kevin Campbell, Pupil, St. Joseph’s Boys’ School
"The Global Investor simulations provide a good practical demonstration of Maths in a real world context."
John Byrne, Maths Teacher, Castlebrae Community High School
“Trading Floor doesn't just teach young people about the world of finance – it’s much, much wider than that. It encourages teamwork, communication and decision-making ability – skills which will be vitally important to them when they enter the world of work."
James Fox, Deputy Head, Writhlington School
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