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Stratford School students Julia Kubacka, Jamie Thomas, Marcie Jagodinska, Kieran Mallinson and Jane Lewis have won the regional round Target 2.0 Bank of England Interest Rate Challenge. (Submitted photo)
Stratford School students Julia Kubacka, Jamie Thomas, Marcie Jagodinska, Kieran Mallinson and Jane Lewis have won the regional round Target 2.0 Bank of England Interest Rate Challenge. (Submitted photo)

ECONOMICS students at Stratford-upon-Avon School have won the regional heat of a competition run by the Bank of England.

Sixth formers Kieran Mallinson, Julia Kubacka, Marcie Jagodzinska and Jamie Thomas had to prepare and present a 15-minute presentation on how they would control the country’s economy if they sat on the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee.

This meant the team had to assess the current economic conditions and the outlook for inflation and then set the interest rate to meet the government’s inflation target of two per cent.

They then had to face a series of in-depth questions from the Bank of England judging panel at Birmingham University.

The team now goes on to the area championships in the new year.

Jane Lewis, the school’s economics teacher, said: “This was the first time we have entered a team for an event of this nature and the students certainly took it seriously and prepared very well which was reflected by their well-earned win.”

Team member, Marcie, said: “This was a scary but valuable experience which taught us skills which will be useful in the future.”

Kineton students excel in maths

FIFTEEN students from Kineton High School won either a silver or bronze certificate at the recent United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Senior Challenge.

The competition recognises the best young mathematicians in the country and involves answering multiple choice questions under normal school exam conditions.

Silver winners from Kineton were Barnes Battison, Ben Reeve-Taylor and Eboni Tritton.

Bronze winners were Peter Butcher, Jess Cherry, Jessica Crouch, Rebecca Smith, Polly Alfandary, Harry Ford, Inca Hide-Wright, Jordan Leaver, Nicholas Melton, Isobel Munster, Rebecca Steward and Freddie Venables.

Jasmine Sabin, Jess Crouch, Barnes Battison, Rebecca Smith, Jesse Cherry, Eboni Tritton, Polly Alfandary, Jordan Leaver, Nick Melton and Harry Ford were among the award winners at Kineton High School. (Submitted photo)
Jasmine Sabin, Jess Crouch, Barnes Battison, Rebecca Smith, Jesse Cherry, Eboni Tritton, Polly Alfandary, Jordan Leaver, Nick Melton and Harry Ford were among the award winners at Kineton High School. (Submitted photo)


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