Final countdown for LRGS business students

Ollie Clarke, Adrian Baev and Max Marroni in the new Lancaster Royal Grammar School business-economics suite.
Ollie Clarke, Adrian Baev and Max Marroni in the new Lancaster Royal Grammar School business-economics suite.
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Three students at Lancaster Royal Grammar School have reached the final 10 of the National Schools Challenge and will appear at the grand final in Birmingham today, Friday, with the prospect of winning prizes for the school ranging from £250 to £1,000.

Year 12 students Adrian Baev, Ollie Clarke and Max Marroni are studying either business & management or economics, or both.

Head of business-economics, Russell Wareing, said: ‘Competitions like this are a great opportunity for the boys to test themselves, not just against their peers in school but at a national level.

“This is a great way to showcase their talents to potential future employers.”

The National Schools Challenge is an online business and enterprise test, open to 16 to 19-year-olds. The first part includes a set of four online aptitude tests.

Once completed, the students’ rankings appear on the regional leader board. The second part of the competition is the grand final, at which the top 10 pupils from each region (by test score) attend a business master class in Birmingham, with top employers present.

As well as taking part in challenging group and individual activities, it is also a chance for students to find out about scholarship and work placement opportunities.