David Hanson, MP for Delyn, is encouraging local schools to put on money lessons this June, to boost young people’s understanding of money management and personal finance. The move comes in advance of the return of My Money Week (9 to 15 June), run by financial education charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group), after a successful first year in Wales in 2013.
Every primary and secondary school in Delyn is being given the chance to take part in this year’s My Money Week, which aims to help young people learn more about money and personal finance, for free. My Money Week 2014 will be themed around current affairs, challenging young people to improve their financial skills, knowledge and confidence through topical lessons and activities on personal finance.
As the UK’s leading financial education charity, pfeg is offering teachers in Delyn free online resources, advice and training to help plan their activities. My Money Week offers an opportunity for schools to build on the financial education already being taught in schools across Wales through a dedicated week of activities for their pupils.
David Hanson MP, who as a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Financial Education for Young People and has championed the cause in Westminster, said: “Being able to manage money is a vital life skill that everybody needs, so I’m delighted that school children in Delyn are going to have the opportunity to take part in My Money Week to improve their financial skills and understanding.
These skills will be skills for life, so I hope all schools in the area will take the opportunity to join in these events and equip our young people with the skills they need.”
Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group), said: “David Hanson MP is absolutely right to call for all local schools to take part in My Money Week, which is a terrific opportunity to help pupils learn more about money in a fun and engaging way. We are delighted to have his support for what we hope will be an even bigger My Money Week in Delyn this year.”
Since the first My Money Week in 2009, millions of young people have been helped to understand more about money and personal finance through focused activities in schools. In 2013 My Money Week reached approximately 1.3 million young people in more than 4,500 schools and other settings, including running in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the first time.
Schools and other organisations that work with young people in Delyn can find out more about My Money Week at www.pfeg.org/mymoneyweek