This week Dr Cotton was delighted to be able to accept a donation of £500 from The PGS Stock Market Club for the William Smith Fund. 

The club were allocated £22,000 by a benefactor to invest. In a rigorous selection process each pupil had to research and pick up to two shares and then prepare an investment thesis for each recommendation and answer a number of questions on it. The portfolio was targeted to maximise returns within one month, and in total 11 stock recommendations were accepted from 7 pupils and the pupils made a staggering 4.98% in one month.  The Capital Gain was then donated by the benefactor to the club who asked that it was given to the William Smith Fund.  Congratulations to all pupils involved, this really is a great achievement.