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Students at work on a board game to enhance knowledge of banking - View Full Size Image
Students at work on a board game to enhance knowledge of banking
Students receive certificates of completion of the Financial Capability course - View Full Size Image
Students receive certificates of completion of the Financial Capability course
Mathematics and Economics staff and visiting staff from CCEA and the Northern Bank - View Full Size Image
Mathematics and Economics staff and visiting staff from CCEA and the Northern Bank
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Group work on a production and marketing challenge
18/06/2009 FINANCIAL CAPABILITY COURSE FOR LORETO COLLEGE STUDENTS

Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, played host to a half-day Financial Capability course for all Year 8 students on Monday 15th June 2009.

Organised by the College’s Economics and Mathematics departments in conjunction with CCEA and the Northern Bank, the event was an opportunity for students to engage in a range of interactive activities aimed at highlighting and increasing their awareness of personal finance issues. It also gave them the opportunity to work as teams and to interact with professionals from outside agencies.  All of this was geared towards developing the students’ skills, knowledge and confidence so they could make more informed and effective decisions about their own finances.

Mrs Anne O’Kane, Head of Mathematics and Mrs Attracta O’Harte, Economics department, who co-ordinated the course, paid tribute to all those involved from external bodies, and in particular to Judith Hodgen and Vanessa Postle from the Northern Bank, and to Paul Gray from CCEA.  Mr Brian Lenehan, Principal of Loreto College, commented that the course had offered an excellent opportunity for the students to put their learning into the context of everyday life.  Mr Lenehan paid tribute to all those who had led the course, and to the Year 11 students who had acted as peer mentors throughout the event.