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LifeSavers financial education programme open to Bristol primary schools

Young Enterprise is working in partnership with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Just Finance Foundation to deliver a financial education programme called LifeSavers.

LifeSavers project manager, Emma-Jayne Turner, says:

“LifeSavers is a national, financial education programme for primary schools, equipping children with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage money well and prepare them for the opportunities and challenges that money brings in life.

We are currently in the final round of recruitment for the remaining fully funded places on this programme and have some availability for schools in Bristol.

We are hosting a twilight information evening on the 8th of February for schools to come along and find out more. To reserve your place and find out more please email lifesavers@y-e.org.uk.

About LifeSavers

LifeSavers is a two-year whole-school programme for primary schools designed to help families learn about money. We have funding from Virgin Money to provide the programme at no cost to 120 primary schools in England over three years. Our first cohort of 30 schools started in September 2016, and we are now well on our way to reaching the 120 school target.

We have a fully funded places available in Bristol that offer:

  • A CPD session and planning support from an experienced education consultant to embed financial education across your curriculum.
  • Excellent ‘values-based’ KS1 & KS2 financial education classroom resources (you can also access electronic versions of these resources from our website, www.lifesavers.co.uk).
  • A set of whole-school collective worship resources, ‘Values for LifeSavers’, centred around money and the values of generosity, wisdom, thankfulness and justice.
  • Training and help to set up a school savings club, in partnership with the local credit union, as a practical learning opportunity for pupils to handle and save money (this includes access to a savings club set up fund to ensure it can be established at no cost to the school).
  • Access to a school support fund to cover any costs associated with delivering financial education in your school.
  • Support to develop parental engagement, with workshops and other resources to help your wider school community support your students in learning about money.

If you know of any schools who may be interested in a place on the programme or if you would be able to share the event, please just put them in contact with us on lifesavers@y-e.org.uk.