Money Workshops Give Boys the Smarts
Why were Year 10 and 11 Economics and Commerce students dressed up as scuba diving instructors, hula dancing teachers and fishermen? The exercise was part of an interactive workshop aimed at increasing their financial skills in daily life.
Year 11 Economics students learned about smart investing while Year 10 Commerce and Enterprise students participated in a smart earning workshop, led by Sasha Jovanovic from the Commonwealth Bank Foundation’s StartSmart programme.
The Year 11s, who are currently studying the stock market, were given tips for smart investing and warned of the pitfalls of hidden costs associated with purchasing cars. Year 10 students were offered earning, saving and spending advice such as putting caps on mobile phones.
The workshops were part of the Economics and Commerce Department’s guest speaker programme.