Heron Bay Primary School Students Learn Valuable Numismatic Lessons
HAMILTON, BERMUDA – Students from Ms. Wales’ P4 class at Heron Bay Primary School recently visited the Bermuda Monetary Authority for a lesson in Bermuda’s currency and tour of the Authority’s Museum of Notes and Coins. The presentation and tour were conducted by Ms. Tessa Ingham, Analyst in the BMA’s Finance and Currency Department.
Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money and related objects. The lesson, customised for presentation to primary school children, is aimed at creating a better understanding of currency in general, and more specifically focuses on the history of currency in Bermuda. This fun, interactive presentation exposes students to how Bermuda banknotes and coins are made; reviews the historical landmarks that are present on banknotes; and teaches about currency circulation in the community. Students are also treated to an interactive tour of the museum, where they can have an up close view of the coins and paper notes that were introduced to them during the presentation portion of their visit. The tour also provides an opportunity for additional questions to be answered, which equates to students having a better understanding of the concept of currency.