Abacus Family Financial Literacy

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Abacus is a new Lloyd’s Community Programmefunded financial literacy project engaging children and their parents in Tower Hamlets.  In a series of six weekly workshops over one term, children aged 9-11 and a proportion of their parents concurrently explore the practical and emotional aspects of managing money, learn about financial products and concepts and engage with the world of work.  

The workshops are supplemented by two trips to the Bank of England Museum and the Lloyd’s building. We deliver the project in partnership with Quaker Social Action who run the parent workshops.

Using our curriculum-linked activities recently accredited by Young Money’s Financial Education Quality Mark, volunteers from across the Lloyd’s market support or deliver two or more workshops for 9 -11 year-olds, as well as some joint activities with parents.  With a THEBP lead facilitator, volunteers bring money, insurance and the world of work to life, whilst broadening children’s aspirations. 

This video gives a flavour of sessions in action: 


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The first three sessions explore needs and wants, spending and saving, currency, jobs, taxes and banking.  In the final three sessions, pupils form mini-companies to design and sell products, before calculating costs and donating their profits to a charity of their choice.  In the final session, pupils practice presentation skills and showcase their enterprises through Dragon’s Den style presentations made to volunteer ‘dragons’.

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