Culminating Event of Literacy Festival 2023 Promotes Financial Literacy Among StudentsPosted on 24th of Oct 2023 by UL Administrator
On October 24, 2023, the University of Luzon (UL) Laboratory School hosted the culminating event of Literacy Festival 2023, themed “Be Future Ready: Be Financially Smart.” The event, which took place in the UL Multi-purpose Hall, featured a variety of activities designed to promote financial literacy among students of all ages.
One of the highlights of the event was the Spelling Bee, which challenged students to correctly spell words related to personal finance and economics. The Quiz Bee tested students’ knowledge of financial concepts such as budgeting, saving, and investing. The poster-making contest encouraged students to create visually appealing and informative posters that promote financial literacy.
The event also featured interpretative reading and poem recital competitions, which gave students a chance to showcase their creativity and express their thoughts and feelings about financial literacy. The judges were particularly impressed by the students’ passion for the topic and their ability to communicate complex financial concepts in a clear and engaging way.
In addition to the competitions, the event also featured a number of educational booths and exhibits where students could learn more about financial literacy from experts in the field. Topics covered included budgeting, saving, investing, and credit management. Students were also able to get personalized advice from financial advisors and learn about the different financial products and services available to them.
The culminating event of Literacy Festival 2023 was a resounding success, attracting hundreds of students and parents from all over the community. The event helped to raise awareness of the importance of financial literacy and provided students with the knowledge and skills they need to make sound financial decisions in the future.
Financial Literacy is Essential for Students’ Future Success
In today’s world, it is more important than ever for students to be financially literate. Financial literacy is the ability to understand and manage one’s personal finances. It includes knowing how to budget, save, invest, and borrow money wisely.
Financially literate students are better prepared to make sound financial decisions throughout their lives. They are more likely to save for retirement, buy a home, and start a business. They are also less likely to fall victim to financial scams and predatory lending practices.
Schools Play a Vital Role in Promoting Financial Literacy
Schools play a vital role in promoting financial literacy among students. By teaching students about financial concepts and providing them with opportunities to practice financial skills, schools can help students develop the financial literacy they need to be successful in life.
The University of Luzon Laboratory School is committed to promoting financial literacy among its students. The school offers a variety of financial literacy courses and programs, including the Literacy Festival. The school also encourages its teachers to incorporate financial literacy into their regular lessons.
The culminating event of Literacy Festival 2023 was a successful example of how schools can promote financial literacy among students. The event provided students with the opportunity to learn about financial concepts in a fun and engaging way. It also helped to raise awareness of the importance of financial literacy and the role that schools play in promoting it.
Parents Can Also Play a Role in Promoting Financial Literacy at Home
Parents can also play a role in promoting financial literacy at home. By talking to their children about money and helping them to develop financial skills, parents can help their children develop a strong foundation for financial success.
Here are some tips for parents on how to promote financial literacy at home:
- Talk to your children about money early and often. Explain the difference between needs and wants. Help them to understand the importance of saving money and spending wisely.
- Set a good example by managing your own finances responsibly. Show your children how to budget, save, and invest money wisely.
- Encourage your children to earn money by doing chores or getting a job. Help them to learn how to manage their money wisely.
- Teach your children about different financial products and services, such as savings accounts, credit cards, and loans.
- Help your children to develop a financial plan for their future. This could include setting goals for saving for college or buying a home.
By promoting financial literacy at home and school, we can help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to be financially successful in life.