Money workshops for children
THE Vernon Building Society has delivered its first Financial Education Programme workshops.
A total of 120 children at Norbury Hall Primary School in Hazel Grove took part in the programme, which consists of two styles of workshop.
One workshop involved the children watching a short play in which Little Croc ventured through the forest to return a lost purse. The story explored the concept of spending, sharing and saving your money, with the children receiving a Vernon Bear money box to start their saving journeys at the end of the class.
The second workshop was structured as a carousel, with the children alternating across different sessions focusing on needs and wants, where money comes from, using money to pay for things and what career they aspire to.
Holly Beasley, customer service adviser at the Vernon, said: “The children all really enjoyed the variety of activities that we had on offer.
“They really engaged with all of the different areas and made great links between everything that they had been doing which showed the real benefits of us delivering the lessons in this format.”
●Sally Hilliard, customer service adviser, and marketing manager Alex Deakin in action