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Shares4Schools, organised by The Share Centre, a leading retail stockbroker, brings Economics and Business Studies to life as teams of Year 12 students invest real money in the stock market. Each team must raise an investment pot of £1,500 to invest in the stock market, with the aim of achieving the greatest profit over the period October to May.
As well as topping the regional league by the end of the seven-month investment period, our Trent College boys also finished 12th nationally out of the 46 entrant schools.
They will now travel to London for a special award ceremony on Thursday 26 June, where they will have the opportunity to network with business, finance and commerce experts before enjoying a trip on the London Eye.
She said: “Participation in the Shares4Schools competition is a real benefit because it develops many skills; research, analysis and evaluation in particular.
Our Economics Society was launched this year after Diane, a member of the Royal Economic Society, sat on a panel judging Eton School’s annual essay competition last July, and was then invited to spend a day at the famous school to observe their practices.
A guest speaker, Dr Steve Davies, Education Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, also visited Trent to deliver a lecture on the challenges facing the UK economy.
Next up for the group is preparing for Target Two Point Zero - The Bank of England and The Times Interest Rate Challenge - which gives teams of students aged 16-18 the chance to take on the role of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, assess economic conditions and the outlook for inflation and tell panels of judges what monetary policy they would set to achieve the Government's inflation target of 2.0%.