London Stock Exchange welcomes Shares4Schools

Shares4Schools is a competition organised by The Share Centre, a leading retail stockbroker. Established in 2003 this unique competition brings Economics and Business Studies to life as teams of students invest real money in the stock market.

Each team starts with an investment pot of £1,500 to invest in the stock market, with the aim of achieving the greatest profit over the period October to May.

This year’s winning team is from Kingdown School in Wiltshire which made an impressive gain of 45.6%. It is the second year in a row Kingdown School have won the competition.

Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Centre and founder of Shares4Schools said: “Kingdown School did a fantastic job to take home a profit and beat the FTSE All Share by 48.7% in what has been an uncertain time for the markets. The EU referendum and its possible outcomes caused investors to be cautious and this certainly will have added a layer of complexity for all the schools involved. ”