There is a Lifesavers savings club every Wednesday at 8:30 am in the empty year 3 classroom . This enables children to save on a regular basis and understand the importance of saving. There are half termly prizes for the children who regularly save whether it be 10p or £10.
Early intervention in financial education is key to developing positive behaviours and attitudes in relation to money. In an increasingly complex financial world, it is more important than ever to develop the financial capability of children from a young age, and to equip teachers and parents with the confidence and knowledge to engage children in learning about money.
Our values-based approach to financial education explores what it means to be wise, generous, just and thankful with our money, recognising that attitudes are as important as knowledge and skills in shaping financial behaviour.
LifeSavers is a unique programme for primary schools offering a whole school approach that provides:
- Resources and training for teachers to embed financial education into the school curriculum
- Support for school savings clubs to give children a practical experience of handling money
- A whole community approach that involves parents, credit unions and others in helping children learn about money
Combining these elements enables meaningful classroom learning to be put into practice through participation in a savings club, with the active support of parents and other community organisations
Surveys done in July 2018 on KS1 and KS2's knowledge about money and saving.