Teaching Resource: Try Your Hand at Loans

In this activity students will practise writing and evaluating a business plan, in the context of obtaining a loan from a bank.

The students are asked to work in small teams (of about 3 or 4) to create a business plan with the purpose of impressing a bank and getting a loan for their ‘company’. 

They are then asked to become a team from the bank, tasked with evaluating a different business plan and making a recommendation to the bank manager.

You, the teacher, are the bank manager in both exercises.  It is expected that this exercise will take more than one lesson. Click on the link below to view the activity.

The teachers' notes provided will help you plan the activity.