The task for students in all categories was to write an article in less than 1,000 words on ‘How will financial education help me to meet the financial challenges I will face throughout my life’. The shortlisted entries were judged by BBC Business Presenter Steph McGovern who had to choose three winners; one from each of the age groups and one from both groups which was the most original idea.
It was this latter award for the most original idea in which Rosalind Carvell, a Year 11 student and Head Girl at The Skinners’ Kent Academy was the winner. On May 15th the Managing Director of Financial Capability, Alison Pask, presented her with a certificate and the prize of £50.
Rosalind is currently aiming for an A* grade in her GCSE Personal Finance class with intention to complete the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme in the Sixth Form at the Academy. Ultimately she says she aims to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at university and with early achievements such as winning the National Financial Journalist Competition, she is well on her way to a successful career in politics.