Belfast Telegraph

Kilkeel High stays at top of the class

There was little change to either the top or bottom of the League Table at the end of week five of the Investec Wealth and Investment / Business Telegraph Schools Share Race.

In what proved to be a much better week's trading on the stock market in which the FTSE 350 index of leading companies rose by 3.7%, Kilkeel High School has maintained its position at the top of the class, by the slightest of margins. Only £2 separates them from second placed St Mary's High School, Downpatrick. Last year's runners-up Loreto College, Coleraine, move up into 3rd, just £119 behind in a week where, happily, every team made money on their portfolio.

Hot on their heels in fourth place is now Lismore Comprehensive, Craigavon.

Best performer of the week award goes to Foyle College, Londonderry. The team rise up 12 places to 15th, while also showing healthy gains were Campbell College -amp; Cookstown High.

Only £13,500 separates top from bottom of the league table at present so teams near the foot need not become disheartened and schools near the summit should not become complacent as things can change very quickly. A week is a long time in politics. The same can be said of the stock market.

Thirty-six teams have entered the contest and the winners, whose portfolio is worth the most come mid-February, will win gift vouchers.

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