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Money head start for school pupils

File photo dated 18/09/12 of money. George Osborne will make a pitch to ordinary working people today when he delivers his penultimate Budget before the general election.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 19, 2014. See PA BUDGET stories. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire PPP-140320-155236001

File photo dated 18/09/12 of money. George Osborne will make a pitch to ordinary working people today when he delivers his penultimate Budget before the general election. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 19, 2014. See PA BUDGET stories. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire PPP-140320-155236001

School pupils are set to be given a grounding in personal finance during the sixth annual My Money Week.

The scheme aims to introduce children to financial education before it becomes a compulsory part of the national curriculum in September.

Run by the Personal Finance Education Group charity, My Money Week reached 1.3 million young people nationwide in 2013.

Schools including Tennyson Road Primary and Weatherfield Academy took part last year and PFEG chief executive Tracey Bleakley hopes this year’s programme will be the most popular yet.

She said: “From this September, financial education will finally become a compulsory part of the national curriculum.

“This means that this year’s My Money Week gives teachers at both primary and secondary level an ideal opportunity to give their pupils a head start in learning these vital life skills.”

My Money Week will start on June 9 and offers teachers free access to online resources aimed at children between four and 19.

Teachers can learn more at pfeg.org/mymoneyweek.

 

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