As the economy looks set to remain the Government’s top priority for 2012-13 there is no better time to develop young people’s awareness and understanding of the economic challenges we face.
Below is a list of initiatives occurring across the 2012-13 school calendar which can help bring the economy to life for your students:
- Nov-Feb: Chance to be Chancellor gives students the chance to learn about, and share their opinions on, the nation’s Budget;
- Sept-March: The Bank of England’s ‘Target 2.0’ challenges students to create their own monetary policy for the economy.
- Feb-March: Fairtrade Fortnight highlights global trade issues with a range of activities;
- 4-10 March: Climate Week Challenge gets students to develop and pitch ideas for tackling environmental issues.
- May: Royal Economic Society’s competition invites students to submit an essay on a current economic problem with £1,000 up for grabs;
- June: My Money Week from pfeg provides a range of activities and resources to engage your students in personal finance.