Society in Southport calls
for Schools to register for Money Minds financial education programme
YORKSHIRE Building Society colleagues
in Southport are offering to deliver innovative financial education lessons at
local Schools as they aim to improve social mobility for young people.
The Society is calling for Schools in Southport to contact them at the start of
the new academic year to sign up to benefit from the Society's Money Minds
Money Minds is a free programme consisting of a series of activities and
projects designed to promote discussion and learning about money among children
and young people aged 5 to 19 of all abilities. Recent research by the Education Policy Institute suggests the most
disadvantaged pupils are more than 2 years behind their classmates when they
sit their GCSE's.
Graham Stukley, Yorkshire Building Society's branch manager in Southport, said:-
"Learning how to effectively manage finances is a vital life skill. As
research has shown that disadvantaged pupils are over 2 years behind their peers
by the time they are 16 and we want to use our colleagues' expertise in
financial education to help narrow that gap.
Our Money Minds 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 Southport 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
In the 2016/17 academic year over 8,000 pupils in the UK benefitted from a Money
Money Minds comprises a series of activities and projects designed to promote
discussion and share learning among children and young people of all ages and
Topics range from keeping money safe for ages 5 to 7, planning a party to learn
budgeting skills for children aged 8 to 11, up to calculating interest and
responsibilities to repay loans for older children.
The activities seek to build decision making skills, team working abilities and
practical maths knowledge as well as financial literacy.
They are delivered by Yorkshire Building Society colleagues as part of the
mutual's award winning corporate volunteering scheme, which allocates each
employee 31 hours' paid leave every year to carry out volunteering in local
Each Money Minds session is delivered in conjunction with a classroom teacher
and each Society colleague completes a Classroom Ethics and Safeguarding
Awareness course prior to leading the group. More information and how to
register your interest about Money Minds can be found online or
by emailing:- firstname.lastname@example.org.