The School: Immanuel College

In their second year working with EE and PwC, 15 of Immanuel College’s year 8 students visited PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Leeds office. Following the success of their Operation: Moonbase Challenge Day, the students arrived excited in anticipation of the challenge they were about to take on.

The Business: PwC, Leeds

PricewaterhouseCoopers is the world’s largest professional services firm, providing advice and support for businesses in anything from taxes to dealing with climate change. They have a wide range of clients, including, Debenhams, Tesco, Samsung, Sony and Barclays. They also oversee the balloting process for the Oscars!

The Challenge: Trading Triumphs

Volunteers joined the students’ teams to work for a client, investing their money in a fast-paced trading challenge. The teams did the best they could with the client’s money, listening to changes occurring on the “stock market” and reacting effectively. They had to factor in the global element of trading on the stock market, and use a range of skills to gather important information and make key decisions at various points throughout the day.

The Results:

The students were Aiming High and Staying Positive as they worked through the challenges of the day, Problem Solving and Using their Imagination to make the best of their initial investment. Shaking off their preliminary nerves, the teams took turns to feedback to the volunteers from PwC, Presenting with confidence about why they should be crowned winner of the day. All groups showed their Teamwork skills throughout the day, Listening Carefully to one another’s ideas to complete their challenge. Well done, students of year 8!

What they said:

  • “I’ve been really surprised by the way the students have worked together and the discussions they have had.” – Teacher, Immanuel College
  • “What a really good day. There’s a place for every one of those kids here at PwC. They were amazing.” – Volunteer, PwC Leeds
  • “I was really proud of how my team worked together. We all listened to each other’s ideas. ” – Year 8 Student, Immanuel College

Thanks to PwC Leeds for such a great trip day, and to Year 8 from Immanuel College for coming along.

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