Pupils learn money skills from experts

Harlaxton Primary School children have learnt lots this week.

Harlaxton Primary School children have learnt lots this week.

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PUPILS at Harlaxton Primary School were taught how to manage money at a special session run by Barclays Bank recently.

Teacher Debbie Barton said the children were taught about profit and loss and discussed what they would spend £1 million on.

She said: “It’s gone really well. I think the children have really enjoyed it.

“They came up with some fantastic ideas of what to spend £1 million on.

“A lot of them give it to charity and one boy said he would use it to pay off his mortgage.”

They were also taught about the value of money and loose change.

Miss Barton added: “They learnt that every penny counts. It brings into real life what they have been doing in class.”

Branch manager for the bank, Rachael Richardson, said the work they did with the children helped to build on the numeracy skills that they are already being taught in school.

She said: “It’s making money fun for young people.

“Staff give up their time to come and do activities with the children to introduce them to money and make it fun for them while they are learning.”

To find out more about what the children at Harlaxton have been up to go to www.harlaxton.lincs.sch.uk