WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7: Students were given unique insight into the world of business when they visited Wall Street and the NASDAQ stock market during a school trip.

The business students from Warwick Academy used the money they won in this year’s KPMG Challenge to help fund the annual trip.

The 16 teenagers attended presentations by global giants like Merlin Entertainment, which runs Madame Tussauds.

And they got to meet top executives from Macy’s and learn about product placement and merchandising techniques.

The trip also incorporated a trip to the 9/11 memorial as well as the Federal Reserve Bank.

Warwick student Kaylan Robinson, 17, told the Bermuda Sun: “It was a great trip.

“To be able to see all the things we talk about in the classroom in theory happening in front of us in practice was pretty amazing.

“And to hear from the people who run companies like Merlin Entertainment was really eye-opening too.”

The school group left Bermuda on October 27 and just managed to get back to before Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the US.

Deputy Head Dave Horan added: “To visit a place like Wall Street and feel the financial history of the area really brought the whole experience to life for the students.

“They got to be a part of the closing bell ceremony at the NASDAQ and hear from people that are right at the cutting edge of the business world.

“That kind of exposure is incredible and gives them a great idea of how what they learn in the classroom applies in the real world of business.”