Kinghan, Lucy (2015) Sailing on the Saving Seas. Early Learning Initiative, National College of Ireland, Dublin. ISBN 0905957350
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The Early Learning Initiative (ELI) was one of fifteen organisations to be awarded funding from the Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund. With this funding, the ELI developed a financial literacy programme for 3rd and 4th classes in the Dublin Docklands.
The Ulster Bank Financial Literacy Programme included a home-school-corporate partnership with Ulster Bank volunteers, children in five local primary schools in the
Dublin Docklands and their families, whereby a series of learning activities were taught at school and at home over a six week period.
The aim of the programme is to help children develop financial mathematical skills they will need in their everyday lives, which will act as the foundation for them to progress through the education system and obtain the qualifications needed to work in companies like Ulster Bank.
During the programme, the children covered topics such as income, budgeting, saving, borrowing and currency. Each class worked in groups and they were then asked to include these topics in their story. Our volunteers chose one story from each class to be included in the book.
This book is made up of stories written by nine 3rd and 4th classes in five schools from the Dublin Docklands. The children who are the co-authors of the stories are aged between 8-10 years old.
The schools involved were:
St Joseph’s Co-Ed Primary School, Dublin 3.
St Laurence O’Toole’s CBS, Dublin 1.
St Laurence O’Toole’s Girls School, Dublin 1.
St Patrick’s Boys National School, Ringsend, Dublin 4.
St Patrick’s Girls National School, Ringsend, Dublin 4.
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Early childhood education|
|Divisions:||Early Learning Initiative Publications|
|Depositing User:||Tim Lawless|
|Date Deposited:||21 May 2015 13:55|
|Last Modified:||26 May 2015 15:00|
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