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Stop Loan Sharks visit for PSHE


The stop loan sharks organisation visited our school on Thursday 13th January. They aim to stop loan sharks and people losing their money to them. They taught us about jobs, income, debt and spending money. The visit consisted of games and a video. It was like an old game show and we were split into 2 teams; a blue team and a red team. We sat in 2 groups and played the first game.



We had to act out jobs and our team had to guess. We had multiple jobs ranging from a chef to an ambulance driver. At the end both teams tied.



Guess the price

All the prices were expensive and none went below £200 (for a rocking unicorn). There was a lot of difference between the answer and each guess. Blue was leading by 200 points.




For this part we had to decide what we needed to spend our money on and what we wanted to spend our money on. Both groups got it right. The wants were a car, fun and holiday. The needs were food, a house and bills.




In the video, we learned about loan sharks and debt. The video was Andy's story. He borrowed money for a car and the loan shark added interest. Over time Andy went back for money to pay bills and he owed £80,000 over 20 years but the loan shark only gave him £2,500. Andy went to Stop Loan Sharks and they helped him rebuild his life.


Thank you White Socks Theatre for visiting!

By Denisa

My walk experience at Chester


Chester is a city built in 79AD. When I walked, I saw the Roman walls built in 70AD. There were many people around us walking around on the high street. Chester is a tourist place because of its city walls. One task the class did was pretend to be the Roman army. I think he said something while we were walking. Ah yes, dixerit! It's a demanding phrase. Wonder why? It's because the Romans wanted to invade Britain. "They will do what we say." say the Romans. There was a bridge we walked across and we could see the amphitheatre layout! It was used to show fights between people and animals. It had a little hole on a wall around AD times. It was a cell. Finally we visited the Roman gardens. It has fragments of the old fortress. Good bye, that's it!

By OIlie W