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Judith Hodgen and Andrea Colhoun of Danske Bank Coleraine, with Y8 students during their Financial Capability Day - View Full Size Image
Judith Hodgen and Andrea Colhoun of Danske Bank Coleraine, with Y8 students during their Financial Capability Day
A banking board game in action during the Y8 Financial Capability Day - View Full Size Image
A banking board game in action during the Y8 Financial Capability Day
Y8 students enjoy a Banking Familiarisation Game during the Financial Capability Day - View Full Size Image
Y8 students enjoy a Banking Familiarisation Game during the Financial Capability Day
Students get to grips with the Changing Rooms challenge during the Y8 Financial Capability Day - View Full Size Image
Students get to grips with the Changing Rooms challenge during the Y8 Financial Capability Day
Teamwork in action during the Bridge Building Challenge at the Y8 Financial Capability Day - View Full Size Image
Teamwork in action during the Bridge Building Challenge at the Y8 Financial Capability Day
06/06/2013 FINANCIAL CAPABILITY COURSE FOR LORETO COLLEGE STUDENTS

Loreto College Coleraine played host to a Financial Capability course for all Year 8 students on Thursday 6th June 2013.

Organised by the College’s Economics and Mathematics departments in conjunction with CCEA and Danske 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, namely Andrea Colhoun and Judith Hodgen of Danske Bank Coleraine.  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 the Loreto College Mathematics Department.  Mr Michael James, 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 James paid tribute to all those who had led the course, and to the Year 10 students who had acted as peer mentors throughout the event.