Liontrust Oxford Community Trust

Oxford United in the Community

Liontrust and Oxford United in the Community are working on financial education projects and improving numeracy and literacy.

 

We have collaborated on one project to use interactive games to help primary school children in Oxford to learn more about and understand how to manage money. The interactive games were used with small groups of children to help them improve their mental maths and calculation skills. Through playing games and other activities, children learn and develop their mathematical skills.

 

The games were incorporated into the teaching programme at Rose Hill primary school in Oxford, which is in the top 2% most deprived in England for education and skills.

 

The project was launched in response to the need for greater understanding of money. YouGov research into financial literacy reveals that just 8% of 18 to 24-year-olds in the UK are confident in handling money. The UK Government’s Financial Capability Strategy recognises the vital window of opportunity that exists between the ages of 3 and 18 to transform the UK’s future financial health.

 

Children who played the interactive games showed an increase in confidence, more willingness to engage in classroom maths activities and improved numeracy skills.

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