A high energy activity that challenges students to cope with the unexpected!

Workshop Description

The Trading Game provides students with opportunities to think about Enterprise in some very different ways. Working in teams, in an ever-shifting environment, they’ll rapidly realise the value of using a full range of Enterprise Skills in completing this fast-moving challenge. Without resilience, they'll be unable to overcome knockbacks ... without the ability to see and make connections, they won't be able to make the best use of the resources they've been given ... and those teams who are prepared to take some calculated risks, prioritising strategic success over tactical gains, will quickly rise to the top!

And while the Game has its own intrinsic merit, of course, its greater value lies in the follow-up – where students are facilitated through a process allowing them to identify and categorise the skills they have had to use.

Fast, furious and fantastically engaging, The Trading Game workshop can accommodate up to 60 pupils at a time and can last anything from an hour to half-a-day. It exisits in a range of age-differentiated formats.

“All who witnessed the level of buzz and atmosphere in the room were simply blown away by the engagement of students, the high energy environment and delighted in watching students find clever and innovative approaches... A superb day was had by all.” Assistant Headteacher, Altwood School

"The greatest thing was that students were using a multitude of skills without knowing it; problem solving, communication, teamwork." Teacher, Charles Darwin School

Up to 5 x 1-hour workshops a day
60 students per workshop
Classroom based


What is the format of the day?

We will work with you to plan the perfect day of activity to suit your requirements. We can be completely flexible to fit around your school timetable or a plan an off-timetable day. You might opt to have this workshop repeated several times for different groups, or to have a selection of complimentary workshops for the same group - or a mix of the two. 


Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector in each working space, so that students can view the supporting PowerPoint.


How many students can take part?

This workshop can accommodate up-to 60 students at a time, in sessions lasting as little an one hour, meaning it is usually possible to have up-to 300 students take part over the course of one day.

Is this workshop available as part of a Big Enterprise Day?

Yes, The Trading Game is perfect for Big Enterprise Days, which can accommodate a whole year group in a whole day of exciting and engaging Enterprise activity! Find out more about  Big Enterprise Days https://www.ascreatives.com/workshop/big-enterprise-day/

What space is required for this workshop?

The Trading Game is a very active and busy workshop. Students will usually work in teams of three or four, at tables (small exam tables are fine).

For groups of up-to 30, it can take place in the classroom. For groups of between 30-60 the hall or a similarly large open space is required. 

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