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 licence of the full Stock Market Challenge resource, which includes 3 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.
“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 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
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you! The Stock Market Challenge was an absolutely huge success. It has been the talk of the school. All the staff involved were incredibly impressed with the session. More importantly, the kids were totally engaged, even those who may not be when in lessons! The day was a great success."
Simon Shaw, Teacher, Malmesbury School
"An excellent resource that I will continue to use as it shows pupils how Maths is used in real life and how quickly they have to calculate and think in order to make a profit."
Stephen Dodds, Maths Teacher, Calderglen High School, East Kilbride
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