Burnage Academy were the top investors at this year's Stock Market Challenge sponsored by Alliance Manchester Business School.
The online event took place on 28 April and was delivered by Global Investor Simulations. Year 10 pupils from schools across the North West competed using the Dealing Room simulation, a fast-moving game of strategic thinking and pressured decision-making.
The Challenge supports learning within several areas of the curriculum, including Applied Maths, Economics and Business Studies. It also meets the criteria for STEM enrichment and enhancement activities.
Dealing Room provides a real test of team working, problem solving and critical thinking skills, all of which are key employability skills highly valued by employers across many industry sectors.
Taking part will help raise pupils’ awareness of Higher Education opportunities. At the event pupils will have an opportunity to ask AMBS students questions about their courses, life on campus and their experience of university.
To help in their preparation for the event, and to widen participation, each participating school will receive a free site licence of the classroom resource, comprising both the Dealing Room and Finance Lab simulations.
Burnage Academy £306,240 (Average fund total)
West Hill School £302,957
St. John Fisher RC High School £301,116
Bedford High School £299,868
St. Paul's RC High School £298,112
The Blue Coat School Oldham £297,809
Hyde Community College £296,657
Thornleigh Salesian College £296,332
The Barlow RC High School £295,630
St. Anne's High School £293,372
St. Anne's Academy £292,003
Audenshaw School £291,845
Stretford Grammar £291,809
Hollingworth Academy £289,572
East Manchester Academy £286,126
Alliance Manchester Business School