4 children from Class 10 have been trained by the Debt Advice Foundation to help Year 6 children understand how we manage money and the reasons for debt. Adam, Aaliyah, Anna and Adnaan have shown through a powerpoint, diaries and discussion, how common it is for adults to accumulate debt. We discussed what we could do to help especially around Christmas time when our families have extra spending.
The next challenge is to teach this lesson again to Class 9 to help them consider our 'needs and wants' and the demands this places on money.
The children made excellent teachers. There was lots of discussion and the diaries of 2 young people helped especially, to understand the pressures we can put on our parents.