Back in August 2020, the ĠEMMA team in collaboration with the Department for Learning Assessment and Programmes launched a writing competition. This was created to encourage pupils in education Levels 1 to 6 to learn more about financial capability (budgeting, saving and investment, debt, rainy day, retirement, customer rights, and financial abuse) in a fun way.
Both ĠEMMA and the Department for Learning Assessments and Programmes identified a lack of content written about this topic, and therefore we have together engaged in this programme to create some valuable resources that teachers and parents can use to teach their young ones about financial capability in an entertaining way.
The competition attracted 51 submissions across two categories – Years 1 to 3 (ages 5 to 8); and Years 4 to 6 (ages 8 to 11). The winning submissions are the following: