Team from Fenland school prove they know their stocks

A TEAM from Marshland High School won the seventh annual Norfolk Schools Stockmarket Challenge in Norwich.

The West Walton school’s ‘2 shares’ team came in first place, ahead of Attleborough High School in second and Cliff Park High School in third.

The event was run by Cause Direct Education on behalf of The Exchange (Norfolk Education Business Partnership) with 20 teams of five from all over the county competing, comprising the top teams from this year’s Norfolk Schools Fantasy Shares League.

School teams took part in a series of frantic scenarios, re-creating the atmosphere of the stock exchange before computers took over.

Scott Goodall from the Marshland team said: “It has been an amazing day.Our teamwork was brilliant. It has been a lot of fun and very exciting.We are very surprised but very pleased that we won.”

Lynis Lord, maths teacher at Marshland High School said: “It has been a wonderful day for the students.

“It is the first time that we have been to the final and it is fantastic to be going home as the top team.”

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The Stockmarket challenge is the culmination of the three month Schools Fantasy Shares League, which was supported by our sister paper the Eastern Daily Press.

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