Making money is a real motivator for students so we were very pleased to be supported by our National Partner Rabobank in 2018 to create a new Financial
Literacy unit (see attached) which gives students the opportunity to work with real money and to create a real product or service to sell at a profit.
The students get to make the financial decisions along the way and decide what to do with that profit. Students can explore the idea of enterprise
in a real-life context. We are pleased to confirm that we still have $100 for classes that do Garden to Table to use as a start-up fund – thanks Rabobank!
This resource is designed to meet the following curriculum outcomes:
Learning Areas: Money, Spending, Budgeting and financial management, setting financial goals, Identifying and managing risk
Key Competencies: Managing self, Relating to Others, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Participating and Contributing, Thinking
Suggested prior knowledge: This is a great project to explore investment in an authentic way. The students will be given a lot of responsibility in a low-risk context with guidance from the teacher. The support provided will vary depending on need and the level of financial literacy already displayed. A glossary has been provided to make sure students are supported in using financial terminology. This could be displayed in the classroom and added to as the vocabulary is encountered. Having some knowledge of the food chain and the steps involved in getting food from the farm or market garden to the consumer would help. Making knowledge of this process overt will lead to students making links from their small agribusiness to the wider context of global food production more readily.
If you would like to receive $100 as a donation from Rabobank to undertake this Financial Literacy module, please email us at [email protected] stating your school and your class, and we will arrange for the funds to be direct credited to your school account. Please note there is a limit of 3 per school and first come, first served.
The requirements for receiving the $100 donation are:
2) You must pass on the $100 to another class (ie. pay it forward.)
3) The participating class can spend any profit they make on their Garden to Table Programme!
We will share some of the great ideas and reports at the end of this project. We can't wait to hear the wonderful ideas your students come up with!