Cash class

It’s never too early to get into the habits of saving and of spending money wisely, so we invited some guests from MoneySavingExpert to come along to teach us all.

We looked at the different notes that are available in the UK, and then designed our own £100 notes.

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Then it was time for some basic economics! We were given a budget told to imagine that we were going to the cinema.

Before the film there’s a variety of things on which we could spend our money: hot dogs, popcorn, sweets, etc.  There was even fruit.  Don’t forget to keep enough for the ticket!

We each chose what we’d like to have, then added up how much our shopping would cost.  Nearly everyone was over budget, so we had to choose what to put back and what to keep.

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It wasn’t easy, but it showed us that sometimes you have to be careful how you spend your money!

Cool coding

Yesterday evening we had some lovely guests from Trainline join us.

They were demonstrating augmented reality, showing us how to code our own characters with HTML and playing some coding games.

We literally got to hold the whole world in our hands!

Thank you for your visit and for teaching us some super cool code!

If you know any young people who want to start learning how to code or play some coding games please visit the links below:
https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn
http://schoolofcode.io/
https://www.codeclub.org.uk/

Wimbledon in WC1N

Catching the virus that hits the UK for two weeks each year, Katie and Olly played an epic match of tennis!

The ‘bats’ are a good old paper plate, wooden spatula and the use of a glue gun!

We all decorated the plates and spatulas first before having a go at some tennis.

Everyone got to take their bat and ball home!