This innovative system is teaching in a new way

Sixth form students at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi are learning the value of money in lesson time with a challenge to test their trading skills.

Cranleigh students stock trading

Modelled on the US stock market, the Cranleigh Stock Brokers Cup pits students and teachers head-to-head in an online trading game based on real-time values.

With each player given $100,000 (AED 367,000) in virtual currency to invest as they please, the aim is to teach pupils how to track the market and improve their portfolio over a two-week period, before striking out and trading independently, with the winning investor scooping the overall trophy.

Commenting on the initiative, Morgan Whitfield Carney, head of sixth form, highlighted the importance of skills development through diverse learning opportunities: “Students learn best when they are challenged to think critically and for themselves.

“This exercise complements our teaching and learning philosophy here which fosters intellectual curiosity and builds skills for life.”

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