Pupils get the chance to gain financial ‘life skills’

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YORKSHIRE school children will pick up savings and investment tips that could last a lifetime at an event which is due to be held later this year.

Pupils from schools around Britain are being given the chance to learn more about personal finance during the sixth annual My Money Week, which is run by financial education charity Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg).

This aim of the Week, which will run from June 9 to 15, is to give children in Yorkshire and across the country a head-start in financial education, before these vital “life skills” become a part of the new National Curriculum from September.

Tracey Bleakley, pfeg chief executive, said: “Last year My Money Week helped 1.3m young people across the country learn more about managing money – something that we know is going to be so important to their life prospects in the future. I hope that every school in and around Yorkshire will get involved in My Money Week this year, using our free support and resources.

“From this September, after years of campaigning, financial education will finally become a compulsory part of the National Curriculum in maintained secondary schools.”

Yorkshire teachers can register their interest in this year’s My Money Week by emailing mymoneyweek@pfeg.org or visiting www.pfeg.org/mymoneyweek