Money work­shops for chil­dren

Stockport Express - - News -

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

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