Year 5 Personal Finance Workshop
On Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 23 Year 5 students joined Miss Palmer for a workshop on Personal Finance. The students were first asked to think of financial goals they wanted to achieve before they were 14 years old, such as open a bank account, save for a puppy and control mobile phone usage. The girls were then given a ‘Pledge Card’ to write down the top 3 goals they wanted to achieve, along with an Invicta magnet (which they loved) so that they could stick their card onto their fridge at home. The discussion then turned to big life events and the students all came up with some brilliant ideas, such as buying a house, getting married and having children. They could not believe that the average wedding costs £18 244 and that, on average, it costs £222 458 to raise a child to 21 years old! The final task of the workshop was to work in groups to produce a leaflet aimed at couples planning a wedding on a budget.
The girl’s creativity shone through in their pieces of work. They thought of some great ideas on how to make a wedding as cheap as possible. Overall, the girls thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.
Thank you to Miss Palmer for planning the workshop; especially with this being the first one she has run alone!