On Monday 22 January the Year 11 Business Studies students took part in the Global Stock Market Challenge. This involved the group ‘buying and selling’ stocks in businesses based on news stories and media given to them in a simulation. Pupils gained an insight into the skills and attributes required to work in the financial services sector. This is part of a competition across all schools in Northern Ireland. The top schools from each region will compete at a final event in PwC’s offices in March.
The pupils were also fortunate to have past pupil, Matthew Ward, in attendance to help them out. Matthew is a trainee associate at PwC and he gave a presentation to the pupils on his experiences at St Malachy’s College and the world of work.
The pupils now await the results to see if they made the upcoming finals. #globalstockmarketchallenge