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Nominated teacher runner up in national financial education award

A MyBnk nominated teacher has come runner-up in a national award in search for the UK’s best financial educator.

Chrissy Humphrys, a Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance teacher at The Green School also received £1,500 to spend on money skills programmes.

Our experts have worked with the London school in Hounslow for five years thanks to funders such as Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The judges say…

The judges were Kirsty Bowman-Vaughan, financial education lead for the Money Advice Service, Moira O’Neill, Moneywise editor, Jeff Prestridge, personal finance editor of the Mail on Sunday, and Jane Goodland, responsible business director for Old Mutual Wealth.

The judges thought Chrissy’s material was very challenging and she really made the children think carefully about their beliefs by posing fantastically thought-provoking questions. They were impressed with how she set out the fact children could end up in debt if they do not recognise and address financial problems. Plus, they liked her use of both internal and external resources.

Chrissy said: “It is vital all young people receive these vital lessons to equip them with the skills they need in preparation for life beyond the classroom.”

Moira O’Neill, editor of Moneywise said: “We run this competition because we believe it’s never too soon for young people to learn about their finances, and that by mastering the basics early on in life, they will grow up to be the most financially savvy generation yet.

“These awards recognise the individual effort put in by primary and secondary school teachers to create engaging ways to ignite interest in personal finance. We know that teachers are busy and face an extraordinary range of competing claims on their time so those making these efforts deserve great acclaim.

“It’s crucial for the health of this nation’s finances to support teachers at all levels to deliver key financial messages to young people. It’s essential that we prepare and empower young people to make the key decisions that they will need to become confident and independent young adults. With two young daughters this is a cause very close to my heart.”

If you would like to bring MyBnk’s proven and evaluated financial education workshops to your school or youth organisation, please contact info@mybnk.org.

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