Local children enjoy ‘Making Money’

Posted by ap507 at Feb 22, 2016 12:05 PM |
Designs on display at University of Leicester Botanic Garden March 5 and 6

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 22 February 2016

Hundreds of local children have been drawing their own £100 notes, and thousands of these brilliant designs will be on display in the Knoll House on 5th and 6th March, coinciding with the second of the University of Leicester Botanic Garden’s Crocus Sundays.

One hundred of the children’s designs have been chosen for a special display, and six notes have been printed in quantity, to show what a million pounds looks like.

The bank notes are part of a project based at the University of Leicester to help local children see how our number system is built on tens, hundreds and thousands. It follows a much-loved venture last year, when city and county children made over 10,000 salt-dough hedgehogs. The hedgehogs were touring schools until October, when they went into hibernation.

Dr Rose Griffiths, from the School of Education, said: “The children have really enjoyed making money! There are designs from pupils aged 2 to 14, full of their ideas of what is important enough to feature on a bank note.”

This interactive exhibition will be open from 11am to 4pm each day. You can make your own £100, count bundles of money, play money games and see money from all round the world and from years gone by. Can we fit a million pounds in a suitcase? Come and find out. 

Venue: Knoll House, Botanic Garden, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD

Time: 10am-4pm

Entry: Free

Contact: Jenny Mattingly: ubg@le.ac.uk



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