Students from St Martins School have once again been crowned winners of the Oswestry Rotary Club and HSBC Investment Competition.

Each year Oswestry Rotary Club runs an Investment Competition for teams from local schools who each invest a notional £10,000 in the financial markets of the London Stock Exchange for a 6 month period commencing November 1st.

This past year has seen difficult trading conditions given the abnormal political scene however the final results of the competition show that 9 of the 20 teams, entered by 5 different schools, increased their notional investments over the 6 month period – the winning team by as much as £2,781.65.

Once again the investments, which may be changed once each month, have been independently invigilated by HSBC Business Specialist Mr Sean Makin.

The winning team Mo’s and Bros from St Martins, members Ethan Burd, Lucy Morris, Molly Heighway and Kyran Scott, attended a presentation Rotary Lunch at the Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry recently at which they received their winners cheques, HSBC Goody Bags and a cheque for £100 on behalf of St Martins School.

St Martins’ Technology Master Mr John Holmes, who is responsible for the school’s participation, was congratulated on winning the competition in all 3 years since they started taking part.

Event organiser Robin Sinclair also congratulated all of the teams who took part and thanked Sean from HSBC for his very able assistance.

“I hope that they all enjoyed their introduction to share trading and that the competition formed a useful tool as part of their curriculum. We hope that all of the schools and colleges who took part this year will do so again next year and we look forward to hearing from any others who would like to participate.” said Robin. “Any new school interested in taking part next year should contact us via”

Pictured: Winning team members Ethan Burd, Lucy Morris, Molly Heighway and Kyran Scott with Robin Sinclair, Rotary Club of Oswestry President Ian Glenister, John Holmes and Sean Makin