Chelsea School children open London for business
Students form The Hampshire School, Chelsea, along with Global Teacher Prize winner Hanan Al Hroub and MP Nick Gibb, opened trading in London’s stock exchange last week.
Sixteen year 8 students were invited to the event as they had been learning about the stock exchange.
In March of this year, Al Hroub was awarded the Global Teacher Prize by His Holiness Pope Francis. Al Hroub is a primary school teacher from Palestine and was awarded the prize for her work with traumatised children. She has recently been on a tour of the UK, which included a speech at Cambridge University. The Global Teacher Prize was set up to recognise one outstanding teacher from across the world who has made an exceptional contribution to the profession.
“I strongly believe education is the investment that gives the greatest dividends of all time,” said Al Hroub.
Also attending the event was CEO of the London Stock Exchange Nikhil Rathi, as well as the Headmaster of the Hampshire School Donal Brennan, Deputy Head Kim Fisher and Head of Maths Jyoti Marwah.
“I was very proud of our boys and girls who showed great maturity, politeness and an excellent understanding of the stock market. It was a pleasure to be a part of this event,” said Mr Brennan speaking after the event.
Following the opening of the stock market, the children had an opportunity to converse with the guests that were attending.
Students from The Hampshire school also performed Christmas carols in the Peter Jones store last week for passing shoppers. 68 students from year 4 through to year 8 lined the second floor of the store as passers by stopped to listen. The Deputy Headmistress, Kim Fisher, described the event as a “huge success”.
“The children’s voices lifted the roof off Peter Jones along with our spirits,” added Ms Fisher.
“The Hampshire School children sang beautifully, it was a real pleasure to have them with us for the afternoon and I’ve no doubt they brightened up our customers’ Christmas shopping,” said Community Liaison Coordinator for Peter Jones, Dushka Bosnjak.
The Hampshire School has a long running relationship with the Peter Jones store as earlier this year they helped switch on the Christmas lights and they have sung carols in store in years gone by.