FORGET the 'wolves of Wall Street' - Parks Road in Abingdon is where investors are storming the stock market.

Boys from Abingdon School played with six-figure sums in a competition which challenged them to four weeks of savvy investment.

Team 'Tigers', made up of upper sixth economy students Zachary Muncaster, Rafi'i al-Akiti, Sam Palmer and Tom Wiblin, staved off 500 other teams nationwide to get through to the final of the ifs Student Investor Challenge.

Nick Fieldhouse, head of economics and business at the school, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement to win through to the national final - around 10,000 teams take part every year and to be in the final eight is no mean feat. This is the first time Abingdon has won through to this stage of the competition. I now look forward to seeing the team perform live.”

The competition, which sees 100,000 students from 2,500 schools across the country try to succeed in stock investment, has been ongoing since October.

Teams invest virtual money on the London Stock Exchange and have to track market patterns to judge when to buy and sell to make a profit.

The live final will be held in London on April 27, with the winners taking home enviable prizes including a week-long trip to New York, £2,000 cash for their school and £200 for each team member. Abingdon School's students will go up against 25 other teams including one from nearby Radley College.