Year 6 have been busy improving their Numeracy skills by floating shares on the stock exchange as virtual traders this week.
Each group had a wopping £100,000 to invest in the FTSE 100 Company (virtual of course!) and have been learning all about the difference between the GBX, GBP, JYN, USD and even Trade funds in the run up to their temporary roles as virtual city traders in the ‘St Nicholas House Square Mile’.
With enough figures to make your head spin, the pupils have analysed momenta, looked for leaders and considered their options before purchasing stocks and shares.
The most popular companies so far are ITV, Sky, Burberry, American Tobacco and Compass Group. The children will monitor their shares on a weekly basis and will decide whether to buy or sell by studying the interest rates. At the end of the month, they will discover who overbought, who oversold and most importantly, who made the most money!
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Some of our Musical Theatre Workshop pupils had the opportunity to shine at Theatr Brycheiniog last Saturday performing at ‘Drew’s Concert’. The concert was a variety performance aimed at raising funds for the Drew- Barker- Wright Charity to raise awareness of rare childhood cancer….Read on
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Last Thursday, it was a pleasure to host the launch of the WRU’s revised elite Welsh schools and colleges competition, the premier competition for schools and colleges in Wales at Christ College. The WRU has awarded a total of 16 Rugby Programmes in Education (RPE)…Read on
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We were pleased to host the arrival of His Majesty King Charles and Her Majesty Queen Camilla to Brecon on Thursday July 20th. During their visit, their Royal Highnesses attended a short recital at Brecon Cathedral and met members of the Brecon Choir Festival committee….Read on