PUPILS at an Almondbury school are playing the stock market as part of their studies.
More than 100 budding tycoons are taking part in the King James's School Stocks and Shares Competition.
Teams of students have been given an imaginary £10,000 to invest in the top 200 UK shares.
Between now and Easter, they have to try and make as much money as possible through their "investments".
At the end of the competition, there will be cash prizes for the top money- making teams.
The winners will also have the chance to visit the Leeds offices of stockbroker BWD Rensburg.
The 14 and 15-year-olds follow the progress of their shares via business papers and the internet.
The competition was devised by head teacher Robert Lamb and Michael Woodhead, a school governor and retired company director, who acts as adviser the pupils.
Mr Lamb said: "The competition helps the pupils relate what they learn to real life.
"It brings in elements of maths, business studies and information technology."
Mr Woodhead, a former director of BWD, said: "It has really fired their imagination.
"The teams have given themselves names, such as Lepton Investments.
"It is fun, but it also teaches them about the stock market, factors affecting businesses.
"It also encourages them to think about concepts such as risk," he added.