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Nationwide and Young Enterprise join forces to deliver financial education to primary school children

Brand new ‘Money-Matics’ programme launches in 12 schools from across London, delivered by Young Enterprise and supported by Nationwide.

Following a recent partnership between Young Enterprise and Nationwide Building Society, 12 schools from across London will receive training and support in how to develop financial education within their school, through the all-new Money-Matics initiative.  Teachers in these schools will be given expert advice on how to create positive attitudes towards money early on in life, and shown how to provide a wider context to the learning and relevance of mathematics.

pfeg (part of Young Enterprise) have teamed up with Nationwide Building Society to embark on a two year project working with primary school teachers to champion financial education within their schools.

Money-Matics aims to increase the mathematical attainment and engagement of primary pupils through delivering mathematics in a greater financial context.  In this first year, a total of 12 primary schools will receive full training and support to embed a greater financial context into relevant areas of their mathematics curriculum.

Michael Mercieca, Chief Executive of Young Enterprise, said: “Young people are increasingly exposed to financial products and required to manage their own money.  Therefore it is crucial that financial education is introduced at the earliest stages of education.  We are thrilled to be launching Money-Matics in primary schools this year and thank Nationwide for their partnership.  We hope to equip these young people with the financial capability to make informed decisions about money and manage their finances well.”

Stephen Uden, Head of Citizenship at Nationwide, said: “A low level of financial education among young people is a real issue and one that’s not only impacting their ability to manage their finances, but on their earning potential too. Through our partnership with Young Enterprise, now incorporating pfeg, we want to directly address the problem and help increase levels of financial awareness and mathematical attainment at primary school level, where good habits are made. It’s an exciting project, and one we hope will encourage good financial behaviour at a young age.”

 

For more information, please contact Miranda McHugh miranda.mchugh@y-e.org.uk

 

 Full list of participating schools:

Castle Hill Academy Croydon
Fleecefield Primary School Enfield, London
Furzedown Primary School Wandsworth, London
Gallions Primary School Beckton, East London
George Eliot Primary School St John’s Wood, London
London Fields Primary School Hackney, London
Moriah Jewish Day School Harrow, London
St Stephen’s CE Primary School Shepherd’s Bush, London
William Tyndale Primary School Islington, London
St Mary’s and St John’s CE School Hendon, London
St John  Fisher Primary School Harrow, London
St Anselms’s Catholic Primary School Harrow, London