Money makes the world go around!

Some lucky Year 8 students were taken to London yesterday for a visit to the Bank of England.  This was a reward trip for those students who have continuously worked well in maths and have achieved well in their end of year exams.

Students were greeted by Bank of England staff and had a tour inside the bank and learned all about what the bank does and how it supports the economy.  Students listened to presentations that covered the purpose of money, what is money worth, who controls the value of money, why prices change, and the bank’s wider role in society.

While touring the bank students learned about banknote security, they saw sheets of new bank notes worth thousands of pounds.  It was a great day out.  Students came away having learned so much about the role of such a vital part of our society as well as the importance of mathematics in everything we do.

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