Two of our Year 12 Economics students enjoyed a trip to the Treasury as part of their reward for winning the first stage of a prestigious Young Economist of the Year competition run by www.discovereconomics.co.uk in conjunction with KPMG Financial Services.
Their winning entry was on the topic of ‘What can economics tell us about how Big Tech should be regulated (if at all)?’
They were one of 5 teams selected from over 2,000 entries and will now go head-to-head with the 4 other schools in the final in London where they will present their report to a panel of judges including ex Withington Girls Lizzie Burden who is now Bloomberg’s Chief Economics reporter in the UK.
Sami and Yiya enjoyed a visit to the Treasury with their parents where they were able to discuss current economic issues with the Chief Economic Adviser Sam Beckett.
When asked for the highlight of the day, they were in complete agreement… ”meeting Larry the No.10 cat”.
Credit must go to our current Year 13 Economics students who ran the Monday lunchtime Economics Society meetings which helped inspire Sami and Yiya to enter the competition.
Find out how they got on in the school newsletter…