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Budding entrepreneurs in Stock Market Challenge - November 2012

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Writhlington students spent a whole day learning more about the business world.

Global entrepreneurship week is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship, taking place in 115 countries. The aim is to create a collaborative, local and practical week of activities that enables students to learn more about the support available to entrepreneurs in the UK, encourage students to think about starting up their own business and improve skills for aspiring entrepreneurs.

With the government putting increased emphasis in start up businesses and offering new loans for entrepreneurs, this enterprise day was a great opportunity for Writhlington students to develop their business acumen.

The school transformed its atrium into a stock market trading floor so that Year 11 students could participate in the ‘Stock Market Challenge’, a simulated stock trading activity that builds on a number of enterprise skills such as teamwork, communication, risk taking, decision making and problem solving.

Years 7 to 10 took part in a range of other enterprise activities with tutors, culminating in the design of a t-shirt to be made and sold in school for next year’s “Children in Need”.

Paul Mann, Head of Business Studies at Writhlington commented 'This year’s Enterprise Day was really exciting. There were a number of unusual activities planned with a link to “Children in Need”. Not only did these activities allow students to both develop their enterprise skills but also raise awareness of the work of the Children In Need charity”.



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