Leeds Met Enterprise Day for Yorkshire schools
The free event will run on Thursday 4 July at Headingley Carnegie Stadium and is open to pupils across the region from year groups eight and nine.
The day will focus on a Stock Market Challenge, giving students the chance to compete against their peers from other schools. Independent educational publisher, 10 Lane Learning, will be running the challenge.
Teachers from interested schools are invited to put together a team of five students for the event which will include simulated trading on the financial markets, making decisions under pressure, taking calculated risks and experiencing the excitement of the live trading floor.
The challenge will give pupils an insight into higher education opportunities and help them develop skills such as communication, problem-solving and working with others.
Mandeep Bhogal, from Leeds Metropolitan's Widening Participation Team, is helping to organise the day. She said: "Our key objectives are to develop students' awareness of higher education and to support the development of employability skills and enterprise. The Stock Market Challenge day is open to any student from years eight and nine, but may be best suited to those taking, or interested in, subjects such as maths, business studies and economics.
"The game is an opportunity for pupils to meet and interact with Leeds Met staff and the event will support teachers in the subject areas of maths, business studies and enterprise. It also complements students' work in career development, work-related learning and financial capability."
Prizes will be presented to the winners at the close of the event by Keith Loudon, Senior Partner at Redmayne-Bentley stockbrokers in Leeds.
Schools will also receive free use of the Stock Market Challenge resource comprising 'Trading Floor', 'Dealing Room' and 'Global Investor' simulations.