Search

Never mind recession—kids get tips on making millions

PUBLISHED: 11:21 19 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:28 05 October 2010

photo

photo

KIDS got the inside story on the world of high finance and how London’s Docklands developed into one of the world’s leading financial centres. They also did a character re-enactment (pictured) of the tale of a docker’s son who became a millionaire trader—only to lose his fortune

KIDS got the inside story on the world of high finance and how London’s Docklands developed into one of the world’s richest financial centres.

They also did a character re-enactment (pictured) of the tale of a docker’s son who became a millionaire trader—only to lose his fortune—as part of a museum study day.

Pupils from Langdon Park Secondary at Poplar, in London’s East End, went on a study day at the Museum of London Docklands looking at money management and its role in society.

CHALLENGE

The visit with two other schools, Deptford Green in south-east London and Northease Manor in Sussex, included a challenge to plan and cost a corporate event to be held at the museum at Canary Wharf’s West India Quay.

The kids then trooped off to Citigroup’s Canary Wharf HQ nearby to see the trading floor where millions are bought and sold every day.

Langdon Park has had a long-standing connection with Citigroup, set up by the charity Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership which helped arrange the museum trip.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser