“The more tools schools have, the better” – A parent’s take on financial education

Written by , February 19, 2018

  Naomi, mother of Emily, 10, has shared her reflections on her daughter’s final MyBnk...

 

Naomi, mother of Emily, 10, has shared her reflections on her daughter’s final MyBnk workshop at Wingfield Primary School, London.

Most UK parents want more financial education in schools. Our exclusive parents life skills poll with MUFG bank revealed:

  • More than half want more money lessons in schools.
  • More than half would cut time spent on the mainstream subjects to facilitate it.
  • 90% think it should stay in the national curriculum.
  • 94% said it was important to their children’s wellbeing. (72% strongly).
  • More than half prefer sex education to be taught at home.

Emily took part in Money Twist Key Stage 2, our charity’s flagship financial education programme for primary schools.

It is supported by 20 of the UK’s leading savings and investment firms via KickStart Money, a ground-breaking project teaching 18,000 children all about money to help build a national savings culture.

Sessions are free for schools in England and Scotland. Teachers can book via [email protected].

This programme is part of the Money Advice Service’s What Works Fund which is examining the effectiveness of UK financial education interventions.

For more information on KickStart Money, visit kickstartmoney.co.uk or email [email protected]

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