Birkdale Sixth Form Economics and Business students were invited to participate in a ‘share trading’ competition at Sheffield Hallam University. Here they were given expert instruction and privileged access to the professional ‘Bloomberg’ electronic trading platform which allowed them to observe real-time financial market data and make decisions to buy and sell shares on the basis of market trends and up-to-date breaking news items. Harris, Felicity, Ahmed, Josh, Zohaib, Arun, Charlie and Leila took up the challenge and are now competing against four other Sheffield schools to see which of them is the top ‘trader’ over the next month. We look forward to hearing of their progress.