Adam chats with Gavin Ucko, the founder and managing director of The Happy Puzzle Company, about how learning through games and puzzles can out-perform classroom-style education. What is it about learning through play that makes it so effective, and how do you tap into the potential of people with different types of intelligence?
How much pocket money should children get? We're hearing the average is £7.55 for 8 to 11 year-olds and £9.01 for 12 to 16 year-olds. But when should children start getting money and how can it be used to teach them about finance?
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on landlords letting out properties with low energy efficiency ratings- new legislation may mean they have to start making improvements to get up to scratch. Plus we find out why airlines are being awarded the Sucker Punch this week and negotiate the topic of pocket money.
Tuition fees are increasing for students, low-income families are losing grants, more competition for jobs, high house prices - what does all this mean for kids out there with big dreams? And what do they think of their chances in a post Brexit Britain? Joining Georgie Frost today are three young men who are helping shape the next generation of business. Adam Bradford is an award winning social activist, Louis Howell is a Youth and Community Trainer, and Jacob Sarkil is former young mayor of Lewisham and a youth leader and social entrepreneur.
Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, opens with an insight into the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Lord John Browne, QE Prize Trustees and former Chief Executive of BP, explains what the award represents for the profession and why there needs to be a social change to encourage children to become engineers. Neil Pickering, Industry and Customer Insight Manager at Kronos, analyses how British businesses can avoid wasting over £60 billion a year on unnecessary admin, while Leeson Medhurst, Head of Workplace Consultancy at 360 Workplace, explains why office space can affect a company's productivity.
Lord John Browne, Neil Pickering, Paul Jackson, Leeson Medhurst
We get into the nitty-gritty of Annie’s spending patterns, and help her out of her financial pickle.
We look at our essential spending and how to cut back on non-essentials. We talk about putting money aside for big one-off purchases, and the ups and downs of online shopping.
Episode six of Managing My Money with Glen Goodman, Annie Weston and the Open University, looking at events which can change your habits, understanding different savings products, AER, what risk you are taking, the difference between savings and investments.
Show Floor with Nick Peters talking to Andrew Berwick of the Access Project on their programme to mentor and tutor children from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain the grades and confidence they need to go to top universities. Also talking with Sam Crooks of Credit Suisse about the tutoring and mentoring he gives to ambitious young student to achieve better grades.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Dean Brauer from Go Henry, Julie Hutchison from Standard Life and Ingrid McCleave from The Family Bank to discuss children's bank accounts, savings accounts, ISAs and trust funds.