Bow School

Economics Literacy Summit

Economics Literacy Summit

Year 10 and Year 12 Economics students attended the Economic Literacy for Everyone Summit on Monday 8th October. Industry experts provided inspirational talks and gave personal insight during interview sessions.  Teachers, senior leaders and education and civil society organisations all attended the free event to inspire learning and debate. 

Bow students hosted a quick-fire ideas generation challenge where teachers came up with thoughts about how to best teach Economic Literacy in school. Students then decided upon which ideas they liked. They also explained what they were interested in learning about specifically.   

Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England, spent an hour with students for an informal sit down where they were able to ask any questions they had.  Mr Haldane was incredibly impressed with the depth of knowledge students showed, setting them a challenge to define what ‘economy’ meant to them. The group answer was then presented on stage in front of attendees. 


Finally, Mr Haldane closed the event by sharing his perspective on why gaining economic literacy matters for both individuals and society as a whole. 

Overall, it was a great event, which students found to be both beneficial and enjoyable.

We look forward to carrying on our work with The Economy again on future projects. 

 Ms Mohamud

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