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Walthamstow School for Girls

Financial Capability

ETHOS

At Walthamstow School for Girls, we want our students to be as
prepared as possible for post-school life.  It is vital that we provide them with engaging and interesting ways to learn about finances and enterprise both at Key Stage 3 and 4.

ACTIVITIES

  • Walthamstow School for Girls Bank – a small school run bank, managed by Year 9 students to encourage all our students to become responsible savers
  • Mybnk are an excellent financial education charity who run fun, interesting and relevant workshops for our students as follows:

Year 7 – Money Twist - ‘My Money and My Choices’ workshops (all of Year 7) - Thursday 16th November 2017 P1-3

Year 8 – Money Twist - ‘My future’ workshop (all of Year 8) - Thursday 16th November 2017 P4-5

Year 8 – ‘Enterprise-In-A-Box’ (enterprise activity for 60 Year 8 students) - Tuesday 6th & 13th March 2018 P2-3 & P4-5

Year 10 – Money Twist - ‘My Money, My Choices, My Future’ Key Stage 4 version (all of Year 10) - Friday 16th March 2018 P1-3

More detailed information on these activities can be found below.

IMPACT

Students start to understand how to be responsible with their money and how to prioritise budgets by balancing “needs” and “wants”.  Students also learn how to run a small business, how interest works and about ethical banking.

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