Yesterday the 10s and 11s were in charge as they were paid, spent and saved their hard earned money at Kidzania, “the indoor city run by kids”.
With over 60 activities to choose from including the Police, Radio presenting on Capital FM, Children’s Intelligence Agency to being a window cleaner, a Kidzania courier or a cricketer at Lords. Given a starter of 50 kidZo’s the children had free rein to earn and spend their money on whatever they wished.
Each activity took a different amount of time and paid varying salaries, children took individual approaches to how they wished to earn money. Some opted for quick low paid jobs such as air conditioning unit engineers or window cleaning, whilst others chose to invest more time in training in the Space Station or with the Fire & Rescue Unit. It was great to see such high energy levels and enthusiasm from all the children, and was a fantastic opportunity for them to take responsibility for their own money and mini careers!
At the end of the day children had presented on Capital FM, trained to be a paramedic, written for the Metro newspaper, opened their own Kidzania bank accounts, flown with British Airways and experienced their first club.