Jenny Willott MP encourages local schools to take part in My Money Week

May 7, 2013 12:35 PM

Jenny Willott MP encourages local schools to take part in My Money Week

Jenny Willott, MP for Cardiff Central, has called on local schools to take part in My Money Week (3 to 9 June), giving pupils the chance to learn more about money and personal finance. Every primary and secondary school in Cardiff Central is being given the chance to take part for free in My Money Week, which has returned for its fifth year thanks to a new partnership between national charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) and Barclays.

My Money Week will improve young people's financial skills, knowledge and confidence through special lessons, activities and debates in schools and other settings across the UK. Teachers in Cardiff Central can order a free Activity Pack, developed by pfeg, full of creative and engaging financial resources and ideas for how to deliver financial education to young people, from the age of four up to 19. Young people in Cardiff Central can also take part in the 'A-Z of Money', a national competition challenging them to learn more about money through creative writing.

Jenny Willott MP said:


"Understanding your personal finances and being able to manage your money is an essential skill for life, whether you're a stay-at-home mum or an entrepreneur, just leaving school or about to retire.

"Everyone needs to have a basic level of financial skills and to feel confident about managing money, and My Money Week does an invaluable job helping young people to develop this confidence and skillset.

"Financial education is a fundamental part of the rounded education we want all young people to have received by the time they leave school, key to preparing them for adult life, and I am delighted to support My Money Week in this important work."

Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of pfeg, said:


"We are absolutely delighted to have the support of Jenny Willott MP in promoting My Money Week this year, and I hope all schools in Cardiff Central will seize the opportunity to take part through our free activity pack, advice and support."

My Money Week 2013 will also raise awareness of Barclays' flagship UK community programme, Barclays Money Skills, and provide opportunities for Barclays employees to share their financial expertise and skills with young people in teacher-led My Money Week activities in local schools. In addition, this year will see extra resources targeted towards disadvantaged young people in both the school environment and the wider community.

Teachers in Cardiff Central can pre-order their free My Money Week Activity Packs at www.pfeg.org/mymoneyweek

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