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This activity pack introduces young people to the concept of optional and compulsory insurance, as well as asking them to weigh up the benefits between taking out insurance or saving up for emergencies. It also gives participants an opportunity to respond to a case study of a young person who is taking out an insurance policy; they’ll be challenged to think about the key risks, considerations and tips on the choices they would make in response to this situation.
By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
To access worksheets for all twelve activity packs in one place, use our ‘Setting yourself up for financial independence’ workbook.
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