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Year 8 students work together on a team invention challenge - View Full Size Image
Year 8 students work together on a team invention challenge
A Year 11 mentor helps Year 8 students with a decision-making board game - View Full Size Image
A Year 11 mentor helps Year 8 students with a decision-making board game
Staff, Students and members from the Northern Bank following the Financial Capability event - View Full Size Image
Staff, Students and members from the Northern Bank following the Financial Capability event
14/06/2010 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 14th June 2010.

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 in 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 Miss Stacey O’Neill, Economics department, who co-ordinated the course, paid tribute to all those involved from external bodies, and in particular to Judith Hodgen and Andrea Colhoun from the Northern Bank.  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.