Drama scheme teaches Bethnal Green pupils how to protect their pocket money

William Davis Primary School pupils learn their lines. Picture: Create

William Davis Primary School pupils learn their lines. Picture: Create - Credit: Create

Primary school pupils in Bethnal Green learnt how to look after their pennies through drama lessons through a charity project.

Year 5 and 6 children at William Davis Primary School were taught the basics of banking at a trip to the Bank of England Museum.

Over a two-weeek period, professional actors lead the youngsters through creative activities whihc encouraged them to explore how money matters to their lives.

They performed two original plays about financial issues to bring the project to a close last month.

“A lack of financial awareness at a young age can lead to financial difficulty later in life,” said Nicky Goulder, founder of charity Create, which ran the scheme.

The sessions hoped to help the Wood Close, Bethnal Green school pupils “become well-equipped for the future” she added.

Two-fifths (39 per cent) of Tower Hamlets residents live in poverty, according to independent non-profit Trust for London.

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