Share the investment

21st September 2007 at 01:00
Scottish schools could make money from the stock market by taking part in what has been described as a national invest- ment competition.

Retail stockbroker The Share Centre has invited schools to take part in Shares4Schools, which is in its fifth year. Each school wishing to take part in the competition aimed at older pupils will need to raise pound;1,500 to invest. At the end, shares will be sold and the school whose investments are worth the most will win.

Bev Leslie, principal teacher of business education at Kinross High, winners of the Scottish section of last year's competition, said: "The main benefit came from using real money applied in a business context. It is the 'real factor' that continued to motivate and enthuse our pupils, while helping them to analyse their business decisions."

Schools can register until September 28.

* www.shares4schools.org

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