Financial Awareness Workshop for Outram Secondary School
The SP Business School organised the Financial Awareness Workshop for Outram Secondary School ( 23 and 24 March 2011, 2.30 to 6.30pm) for Sec 3 students, pursuant to the Memorandum of Co-operation made. We were delighted to play hosts to about 250 Sec 3 Outram Sec School students and their teachers on these two afternoons.
The participants enjoyed the workshop, which seeks to provide students with an awareness or knowledge on the basics of personal financial responsiblities and management.
Activities in the workshop include lectures, board game on financial planning and simulated stock trading game. Through these activities, students were given the opportunities to understand the need for use of tools/techniques such as financial goals setting, investment allocation principles, principles/basis of stock pickings etc. The advantages of gearing/credit and its pitfalls were reinforced through these activities as well.
The winning teams from the board game on financial planning and simulated stock trading game walked away with attractive prizes. Above all, the Outram participants did leave the Business School with new, fresh insights and cherished social networks and friendships with our Year 2 Diploma in Banking and Finance students - who pitched in with our staff facilitators - to make this workshop fun and exciting!!