Two classes in Curragh Post Primary took part in a financial planning programme recently, which was taught by Sinead Jacob of Bank of Ireland in Newbridge.
The six-week programme is taught by specially trained Bank of Ireland volunteers in the classroom using board-games, quizzes and hands-on learning activities that promote good financial habits that the students can carry forward into adulthood.
“This is a unique opportunity for Bank of Ireland to partner Junior Achievement in this exciting educational initiative that provides very meaningful skills to students,” said Sinead.
“We have a solid history of supporting schools in the communities in which we do business and this offers a new opportunity for volunteers from our branch network to share their experience and knowledge in classrooms and to help young people learn in a fun and creative way about the financial decisions they may have to make as adults”
This initiative is part of Junior Achievement Ireland’s overall objective to teach young people about the world of work, financial literacy and encourage them to remain in education. Junior Achievement delivers its programmes through partnering with business volunteers from local organizations to make the experience more relevant and motivating for participants.
Almost 9,000 secondary school students nationwide will learn about topics such as financial planning and budgeting, credit, saving and investing, insurance and how to protect from identity theft and fraud as they take part in Bank of Ireland’s financial literacy programme, Learn to Earn, designed in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland.