Show business - Hackney pupils perform play about money
CHILDREN at an Upper Clapton school performed the final act of a two-week project giving them a better understanding of money.
Year five pupils at Northwold Primary School in Northwold Road presented a play on Friday (January 21) that they had written themselves about how the workings of banks, budgeting and the economy.
A Wealth of Stages, which the pupils performed in front of family and friends, was the result of 10 workshops with arts charity Create and a visit to the Bank of England Museum in the City earlier this month.
Lorna Dyke, assistant headteacher at Northwold, said: “The children have developed their speaking and listening , writing, maths and creative thinking . They have gained self confidence and self esteem.
“The school has been on an incredible learning journey with Create developing a wide variety of skills and knowledge.”
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Create’s co-founder and executive director, Nicky Goulder, said: “Statistics show that a lack of financial awareness at a young age can lead to unemployment and poverty later in life, and I hope that A Wealth of Stages will address these problems in a creative way.”
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