It was a real opportunity for them to further apply their learning beyond the classroom. The core theme of the visit was monetary policy and how this is utilised to control inflation and other government economic objectives.
Our students had to act as monetary advisors and decide what they would do based on the current economic and financial climate in Poland. It was remarkable to see them all engaged in discussion and working collaboratively to extend their learning. Following this, we headed for the vault and were not disappointed with our discovery. It was a very interactive and intriguing guided tour of their money centre whereby money was interwoven into so many other curriculum areas.
We hope this trip will inflate our student’s expectations in the classroom and accelerate their learning as we lead into our final unit of study, finance and it has most certainly deepened the economic students understanding of this complex topic.
A big thank you is owed to Mrs. Shepley, Miss Sawday and Mr. Walder for accompanying us on the trip, we all left having undoubtedly learned something new and we extend our sincere thanks to the National Polish Bank for their kind invitation.
I highly recommend a visit to the bank which is open and free to the public.
Michelle O’ Looney