Campaign for money lessons backed

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28 Nov 2013
Schools are being encouraged to teach their pupils about money.

Every primary and secondary school in the borough has been sent Get Money Smart posters and teaching materials. 

And Rosie is backing the campaign, which is being led by the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg). 

She said: “It’s important that young people learn about the importance of things like budgeting and protecting money, and this campaign is a fun and exciting way of doing it.

“Ideas for different ages include checking your change, estimating the cost of a weekly shop, comparing mobile phone tariffs and planning for a trip.” 

She added: “If good information is available young people can make informed, educated choices about money.”

The campaign is for children aged up to 16 and is designed to encourage classroom discussions about things youngsters can do to learn more about money and personal finance.

Ideas for different ages include checking your change, estimating the cost of a weekly shop, comparing mobile phone tariffs and planning and budgeting for a trip.

Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of pfeg, said: “This is a crucial topic that every young person should learn. Getting pupils talking about money and the financial decisions they will face in the future is a great way to start.”

The campaign has been made possible by a donation to pfeg from MoneySavingExpert.com’s Martin Lewis.

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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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