Gordon Shaw, Principal of Lochend Learning Community: I’m delighted that the young people of Lochend Learning Community are involved in active learning experiences which help promote financial inclusion from three through to eighteen. This resource illustrates our young people taking responsibility for running their own Credit Union whilst developing the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence. It also sits very well with our development of the Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work agenda. It’s my view that this excellent resource will contribute to the development of financial capability in young people throughout Scotland.
It will also contribute to the community learning and development, the main aim of which is to help individuals and communities tackle real issues in their life through community action and community based learning.
We are working in partnership with Glasgow Credit Union and the Greater Easterhouse Money Advice Project to take this initiative forward.