Project gets students thinking about money and health

Updated 13/02/2015

A Level Health and Social Care students from Gower College Swansea recently held a special enterprise / health promotion event at the Gorseinon campus.

Working in groups, they were awarded a £200 grant each from Lloyds Banking Group’s Money for Life Project to organise a campaign called 'For Students By Students.’

This was a fun and creative way for students to share their money management skills while learning about the factors that affect our health and well-being.

“The input from staff and students was phenomenal and there were lots of different activities and challenges to take part in," says Enterprise Officer Lucy Turtle. "Participants such as the student DJ and ex-college student and entrepreneur Chris Ware from Funky Pump Fitness certainly made an impact. Chris was the perfect role model on the day and delivered a fitness class that got everyone up on their feet!"

“The students worked extremely hard to pull this event together and it was a great opportunity for them to develop their transferable skills such as organisation and problem solving," says lecturer Tracey Jones. “I hope to continue the Money for Life Project, with the support of the college Enterprise team, with a view to making this an annual event.”

The Money for Life Challenge is a national competition that provides a fun way for students in further education, work-based learning or community learning sectors to develop money management skills which can be used to benefit their communities.

The UK Grand Final will be held in London on 15 May, where £2,500 is up for grabs for the winning team's registered charity of choice.