Bexleyheath schools urged to join programme teaching students to manage their money

PUBLISHED: 10:08 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:08 05 September 2017

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More than 8,000 students have attended the classes across the country

Schools around Bexleyheath are being invited to join a programme teaching students about how to manage their finances.

The free Money Minds programme is hoping to work with local schools to teach their students about money, in a bid to improve social mobility.

A recent study from the Education Policy Institute revealed the poorest pupils in London were around 18 months behind their classmates when they sit their GCSEs.

“Learning how to effectively manage finances is a vital life skill,” said Yorkshire Building Society’s Bexleyheath branch manager, Kristie Wilson.

“Our sessions are designed to engage pupils and enable them to test and expand their vocabulary and understanding of money through fun activities.

“We’re committed to supporting schools in Bexleyheath in teaching financial education and hope that our Money Minds programme will help to improve financial capability and social mobility across the UK. If you are a teacher who is interested in having a lesson delivered then you can register on our Money Minds website.”

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