along with students
(Grade 7) presented how Westmount Elementary tackled financial literacy head on. With the support of its recent Inquiry and Innovation funding grant from the Board of Education they focused on pedagogy, developing community connections, real life situations and celebrated their learning with a Financial Literacy Fair.
Using genuine replica money, students learned the difference between wants and needs, good debt and bad debt, and had fun doing it through a wide range of activities and lessons. For many students it was their first experience with significant amounts of cash. The students particularly enjoyed a rousing game of The Price is Right with the staff. The Financial Literacy Fair and Price is Right Game will be held again in April 2019.