Banking Brilliance has taken place in the last week of term at Laleham Gap School in Ramsgate.
It was the culmination of 10 workshops run by Abi Evans, community banker for the Kent coast for Nat West. The sessions, run for all secondary year groups, included banking skills, budgeting for a party and explaining how fraud can be avoided.
Head of Maths, Briony Care said Laleham Gap always make maths as ‘real’ and ‘relevant’ as possible. She said: “It has been great to see the engagement of the pupils and seeing them develop an understanding of how a bank and banking works, how payments are made and more. It is clear they are becoming better prepared for using money well in the real world.”
All the pupils received a ‘goody bag’ and many have discussed money matters at home with several opting to set up bank accounts.
Abi said: “They have really taken on the learning. The children at Laleham Gap are such a delight. They make me smile every time I’m in. I love the way they are so confident and the school encourages their individuality. “
Abi provides the service to schools for free. Anyone interested can contact her on 07879 433935 or at Abigail.firstname.lastname@example.org
It is just great that pupils get these opportunities to experience money in ‘real’ situations. It prepares them so much better. Well done to all involved.