Developing 5 Big Questions about Money
LifeSavers is a unique programme for primary schools offering a whole school approach that provides:
- Resources and training for teachers to embed financial education into the school curriculum
- Support for school savings clubs to give children a practical experience of handling money
- A whole community approach that involves parents, credit unions and others in helping children learn about money
WA partnership have played a key role in the development of the values based curriculum resources (5 Big Questions) having been commissioned by Young Money and project partners. WA also played a key role in the pilot project and continue to provide a support role to schools in some of the regions.
This is an exciting and important project and combining these elements enables meaningful classroom learning to be put into practice through participation in a savings club, with the active support of parents and other community organisations.