Team from Hartismere makes the final of UK-wide school stock market challenge, beating over 5,450 other teams
First prize is a trip to New York and a visit to the New York Stock Exchange
30,576 students registered (28,739 UK, 1,837 international)
23,540 students traded in 5,885 teams of four (22,276 UK students in 5,569 teams, 1,264 international students in 316 teams) from 856 schools (800 UK, 56 international)
500 teams made it to the semi-final
Only the top 8 teams make it to the final challenge in London
A team of Year 11 students from Hartismere have battled their way into the Student Investor Challenge finals, beating over 5,450 teams from schools around the UK and abroad.
The Student Investor Challenge, run by The London Institute of Banking & Finance, challenges teams of schoolchildren to invest virtual money on the London Stock Exchange and trade stocks and shares to make a profit.
Care Logic consisting of students Christian Bailey, Ryan Love, Ethan Rudling and Andrew Medwell successfully invested their virtual money and finished in the top 500 teams to make it to the semi-finals. They then battled the remaining 499 teams to make the final eight who will take part in the final stage in London on 3 May.
A team of Year 10 students, Nick Skinner Maks Manowski, Thomas Heath and Tom Parks-Lewis were also successful in reaching the semi-finals and were in one of the top positions and heading for the final until the last week.