HSBC recently welcomed 28 students from Kildare Place School, Dublin 6 to take part in More than Money Workshops.
The More than Money programme teaches students the key differences among earning, saving, and spending; strengthens their money-management skills; and helps them to better understand the role and importance of money in their lives.
HSBC has supported More Than Money over the last 10 years and this year the programme was revamped, with our 6th class students from Kildare Place School being some of the first in the country to see the new programme in action.
Nine HSBC volunteers – Helen Godsil, Doireann MacKenzie, John Craven, Clare Carey, Matthew Mellotte, Andrew Bowen, Damian Rooney, Audrey Hayes and David Boyce – kindly gave up their time to volunteer and lead the students who were divided up into small groups. The volunteers spent the morning introducing financial literacy and entrepreneurship in a fun and interactive way.
The newly redeveloped programme encouraged the students to use innovative thinking to learn money-management skills that support positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations and their understanding of entrepreneurship. The students looked at saving, spending & earning money, practiced being SMART when making consumer decisions, played a board game, came up with new business ideas and worked on their business plans, as well exploring why businesses imports and exports goods.
The teachers and students were extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity to be invited into HSBC to take part in the workshops. The students were also treated to lunch and were presented with Certificates of Achievements for their participation. Thanks to HSBC for hosting this wonderful event and for introducing money management and entrepreneurship to local students.