Year 8 students enjoyed a talk by Mr Goncalo Bret from the Bank of England who delivered a Gatsby STEM one hour What does the Bank do presentation, as well as a brief resume of his career and his route into banking in our main hall this afternoon.

At Aspire Academy we believe understanding how the economy works is extremely important as it can help to establish good personal finance skills, spark an interest in the study of economics and inform career choices. As an educational establishment we would also like to widen participation in the academic study of economics and business and inspire the next generation of economists.

Mr Bret's inspirational talk and presentation was followed by a Q&A session giving our students the chance to delve deeper into the world of money.