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sixth form Economics students have won the regional heat of the Bank of England's prestigious Ta

A team of sixth form Economics students from Range High School, Formby has won the regional heat of the Bank of England's prestigious Target 2.0 Interest Rate challenge for the second year running.

The national competition requires students to conduct a 15 minute presentation outlining their monetary policy plans in light of current and forecasted economic conditions. This is then followed by gruelling questioning by the panel of Bank of England judges. On winning their heat, the Range High team was praised for the quality of research, their strong presentation style and for effective team work when answering some tough questions. Participant and Range High student Ellie Clarke commented that 'despite the difficult process of making and conducting our presentation, Target 2.0 has been the best thing I have done so far this year'.' The competition, which took place on 1 December at Birchwood Park,Warrington, saw some excellent presentations given by other North West schools - including worthy 'runners up' Merchant Taylor's Boys School. Range High School's mixed team of Year 13 and Year 12 students will now go on to compete at the Area Championships in March 2017 and are already busy preparing their extended presentation.

Head of ICT and Business Studies Faculty Kirstie Holloway said " We are so proud of the students for all the time and dedication that they put into this project. They are a credit to our Sixth Form and we wish them well in the Area Championships"

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