Bethany make it to Student Investor Challenge semi finals

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A team of Bethany pupils: Jack Brown, Joe Bennett, Joe Rourke and James Nightingale, reached the Student Investor Challenge semi-final on Friday 16th March. The team came 199th out of 400 teams competing in the challenge.

The Student Investor Challenge is the UK’s premier investment competition with over 400,000 pupils from 2,500 schools benefiting from the experience in previous years. There were many prizes available for winners and runners up, including a trip to New York.

For the semi-finals, UK schools competed against each other in a four week online task and, for each week, teams had to correctly predict the closing price of certain assets by the end of trading on Fridays. Points were awarded for how accurately the closing price had been predicted and how long the prediction had been held.

Simon Duff, Head of Business and Economics, said: “the team worked well together, delegating tasks and consulting each other throughout. They narrowly missed out on the opportunity to reach the national final but a top four per cent finish is something of which we are extremely proud.”

Teams had to be in the top eight in order to qualify for the national final and win the trip to New York, however 5,000 teams entered the initial competition and we are proud that our pupils finished in the top 200!