The Inspirational Learning Group’ (TILG) has been engaged by ‘The Skills & Growth Company’ to design  and facilitate a ‘trading challenge’ interactive day for around 150 KS3 students from across the Cheshire East Borough. The day was supported by Franklyn Financial Management (FFM), Thrive Creative, Cheshire East Chamber of Commerce & SAS Daniels.

The ‘Trading Challenge’ is an educational, informative and practical experience which simulates a real-life trading environment, within the constraints, boundaries and budget of the project.

The challenge involves teams creating a wealth management/share broking company, assigning a team leader, monitoring the news reports for data, reviewing share information and purchasing shares by investing in fictional companies.

The aim is for teams to finish the challenge with as much profit as possible, over and above their original investment; the team with the highest profit wins the challenge!