All year 8 students took part in a Lifeskills workshop facilitated by the Transformation Trust and Barclays Bank on Thursday 31st October. Students assessed their money personality, discussed needs and wants and looked into the importance of budgeting.
‘I thought the workshop was good because they answered many questions about banking and made it understandable’
‘The workshop taught me clearly how to save money’
‘It helped me understand how to manage my money’
‘It was a good session because they explained money problems in a way that I understand’
Gema Ensenat (Transformaiton Trust):
I would like to thank you on behalf of myself, Anne-Liese and the Barclays volunteers, for last Thursday. We felt that the students were engaged, and got a lot out of the workshops. I also personally felt that the students were very switched on, and engaged - the workshops were a pleasure to deliver! Thank you again for your great hospitality and for having everything all organised. We look forward to the possibility of working with your students again in the future.
Marina Vaitsi (Associate Director - Barclays Bank):
I just wanted to thank you for a great session. It was very interactive and the students seemed to have enjoyed it. Some of them expressed their gratitude, advising that they found the session very useful and enjoyed the conversations.
The children were very well behaved and engaging, which impressed me. I have been participating in the LifeSkills sessions for a few years and St Augustine’s was one of the very few schools where the students were so well behaved and showed genuine interest.