John Hanson pupils had money on their minds recently with financial education workshops delivered by WizeUp, a national financial charity we have partnered with to improve money education in local schools.
Under the national curriculum in England, children are currently taught financial literacy as part of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education lessons. However, a recent study into money learning by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education found that delivering financial education is challenging, with time and funding often the key barriers.
Workshops like the one at John Hanson aim to build money knowledge, empowering young people to understand and manage their finances as they grow and making financial education simple for teachers and schools in the process. Year 9 pupils explored topics including the history of money, taxation, and budgeting, with Lee Giles from WizeUp facilitating the sessions.
I had a fantastic visit to John Hanson School. The students were incredibly engaged, asked great questions, and gave thoughtful feedback. I believe that the students are now much better equipped to manage their money effectively in the future.
Rich Newport, Project Manager at the Society, attended the session. He said: “It was great to see the Society's work on financial education come to life at John Hanson. The interest demonstrated by the students in topics like income tax was amazing, which says a lot about the quality of Lee's delivery and WizeUp's content!'
To find out more about our financial education work throughout our branch towns, or to register interest in having a workshop at your school, please visit our financial education page.