Children in Years 5 and 6 have been taking part in lessons in Money Management. They are working with DebtAware (a charity from Darwen) which has been supported by the Gannow Big Local Group. There are eight lessons in the programme, and all of the materials and resources have been written and produced by students in high schools.
Mr Brian Souter and Abigail Rothwell from DebtAware have been into school to train Money Mentors from both classes in order to support teachers in the delivery of the lessons. The first lesson has already been delivered and our Money Mentors were extremely competent and showed some first rate teaching skills.
We are very pleased to be able to deliver these lessons, as understanding how to manage money is a very important life skill. We are now looking forward to the next session which looks at budgets and budgeting.
Our Money Mentors: (left to right) Jack Davies (Y5), Keira Greaves (Y5), Kamran Ralph (Y5), Charlotte Martin (Y5), Mackenzie Ingham (Y6), Holly Massam (Y6), Faye Schofield (Y6) and Morgan Smithies (Y6).