Kids Talk

11th January 2013 at 00:00
Richard, Mary Jane and Danielle, P4, talk to Julia Belgutay about why we need money

Mary Jane: You need money to buy clothes.

Danielle: And to live. You could go buy food and water to keep you alive.

Richard: And coleslaw.

Mary Jane: I think you need about #163;100 to live - #163;50 to #163;100 a year.

Danielle: If I had a lot of money I would spend it on clothes.

Richard: Clothes and cake.

Mary Jane: Water and a packet of crisps. I think the government get their money from the council. The teachers' boss is the council.

Danielle: They would probably buy stuff for the community. Like bins and shops and light to see and all that.

Richard: You couldn't survive without money.

Danielle: If you didn't have money you would get some from the bank.

Mary Jane: Or the council?

Richard: I would get money from the council. Or the bank. Or the government.

Danielle: Or my grandmother. I don't want to be too rich or too poor. I want to be something in between. Because if you are too much rich, people won't like you. You'd be all glamorous and you wouldn't have any friends or anything.

Richard: You could share the money.

Danielle: You'd have too much money to look after.

Mary Jane: I had a dream that I had a lot of money in the house.

Danielle: See, I had a dream, right, and I won a 20 pence, and it had a date on it, so I was sitting on all sorts of 20 pences.

Richard: That's so funny.

Danielle: I think it's difficult earning money if you had a hard job. It depends if you had a hard job.

Richard: Sweeping the floor is a hard job because you get a bad back.

Mary Jane: Cleaning toilets.

Richard: How about building houses? I think being a nursery teacher is an easy job because you just play with the kids.

Danielle: I would probably go for that.

Richard: They are really nice.

Danielle: Being a teacher is hard because you need to be smart, and you need to listen in school before you become a teacher.

Richard: Being in a shop is easy.

Danielle: A shop that does "buy one get one free" is easy. My mum says I'm going to be a fireman. And I'm like, what? What are you talking about?

Mary Jane: I'd like to be a janitor, but I can't. That's for boys.

Richard: I think teachers earn the most money. No, council, actually.

Danielle: People that solve crimes.

Mary Jane: Or lawyers.

Richard: Shopkeepers earn loads of money.

Danielle: A sister. Like a nun. They spend their money with other people who don't have any.

Mary Jane: They buy toys and they give them to the children that are sitting in the street.

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