Posted on August 14, 2017
In Challenge our Year 9s have begun a financial literacy unit aimed at developing their understanding of our financial system. It started with a guest speaker by the name of Bob Laurie (father of Mitchell and Christian in our Junior School) who spoke to them about the history of money and the difference between money and currency.
This was followed by an introduction to an activity that has them jumping ahead 10 years and having to complete a budget for someone 25 years of age, working full time and renting where they live. The investigation has them understanding the cost of living for a 25-year-old, as well as looking into income streams, investments, debt and other areas of financial understanding. This unit continues throughout Term 3.