Education Minister backs Learn Money Week!

Written by , March 14, 2014

  Elizabeth Truss MP has given her backing to our Learn Money Week campaign and financial...


Elizabeth Truss MP has given her backing to our Learn Money Week campaign and financial education as we zoom past the half way stage of an all-action expedition for financial literacy. 

As MyBnk reached thousands of young people across London, the North West and North East of England, partners in 15 other countries also armed tens of thousands of young people with key money skills like budgeting, borrowing and banking.

We also helped ring the opening bell at the London Stock Exchange, hosted an expert-led financial literacy panel debate and featured Guest Blogs from Syed Kamall MEP, Mumsnet, Broadstone and others.

There is still three and a bit days to go including live market enterprise challenges, a BBC Radio London special on Sunday 6PM GMT and our biggest ever one-day financial education project involving 650 pupils at the Jewish Community Secondary School.

Education Minister Elizabeth Truss said:

“Managing money and planning budgets are important life skills that help people make informed decisions. Learn Money Week is an excellent opportunity to boost awareness of financial management among young people.

“Financial education is so important, which is why, for the very first time, the rigorous new maths curriculum will ensure primary and secondary school pupils will be taught about personal finance, such as loan repayments and interest rates. Secondary school pupils will also learn financial literacy in citizenship lessons.

“This will provide a major boost to the financial awareness of young people and will ensure they leave school with the budgeting, money management and financial skills needed to succeed.”



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