Thursday 10 November saw the E for Education campaign brought to life in Canary Wharf as over 40 young people from London schools visited the Citi offices.
A-level students from four secondary schools in the capital were invited to work with volunteer traders to take part in a simulation trading game, exchanging commodities and shares to make as much profit as possible. They were also able to see the trading floor in action with a visit to the area.
The day was organised to coincide with the ten-week E for Education initiative which has raised over US$1.2 million for Teach First in the last three years.
Last year, money raised by the campaign funded the recruitment, training and support of around 166 Teach First teachers, who will reach approximately 21,000 pupils in their first year of teaching alone.
Teach First ambassador and Head of Year 12 at Harlington School in Hayes, Hannah Hughes brought her business students along to the trading day and said after the event:
“Having an opportunity like this will show my students that professional jobs can be exciting and raise their aspirations for what they may be able to achieve in the future.”