The 2019 BTEC Business Stock Exchange trip got off to a surging start, with a relaxed coach ride to Amsterdam. The onboard safety instructions were given by our very own attendant Mr Inziria, who ensured that all students were strapped in for a fun and educational day at the oldest stock exchange in the world.
On arrival at the stunning AEX building in the heart of the city, the large group of both yr12 and yr13's met our guides for an interactive tour of the stock exchange. Our very 'Curious' budding ISH stockbrokers immediately began asking questions about how the 'Money Magic' happens. The chance to buy and sell shares through the 'Trading Floor Simulation' gave the students a chance to see if they had what it takes to be 'Connected' to the corporate business world of the financial markets.
The historical tour, took our members through the birth of the first limited liability company' (VOC: Dutch East India Company) and it was a delight to see how 'Compassionate' our students were when the guides talked about the military might of empire. Having thanked our guides, it was time to end the trip with a spot of lunch in the beautiful Beursplein square, before making our way to the coach for our journey back to school. The day rallied to a successful close with a return to the classroom, to reflect on the day and what we had learned.