200,000 Young People Reached By Financial Education Workshops!

The Money Charity Celebrates Exciting Milestone

The Money Charity, the UK’s financial capability charity, are delighted to announce that this Friday (10th May) they will reach the 200,000th recipient of their high-quality proven financial education in a Money Workshop at Darton Academy in Barnsley.

Delivering financial education to young people has never been more essential as negotiating the world of money and personal finance remains a confusing, intimidating prospect for people of all ages. But with the subject officially on the Curriculum since 2014, many schools still lack the resources and confidence to deliver this themselves. The Money Charity meets this need through its Young People Programmes Team, who provide free, direct delivery of financial education in schools, colleges and other settings throughout England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Since 2010, Money Workshops have been inspiring, engaging and educating thousands of young people on how to manage their money well throughout their lives. Workshops are delivered by staff and trained freelance consultants, and are designed with pupils’ needs in mind. Multiple modules and subjects are available, tailored to KS3, KS4 and Post-16 age groups, all of which are interactive, engaging and fun, with plenty of discussion and activities for all learning types. Many students and teachers report that they appreciate the ‘external expert’ factor, especially when broaching a subject still seen as ‘taboo’ by many. Students have similarly cited their preference for external input rather than the same from teachers or even parents.

The workshops are fully independent and impartial, with no promotion of brands or products, as The Money Charity believes giving people everything they need to make the best financial decisions for themselves and their families is key. The workshops are proven effective as, when surveyed, more than 90% of pupils state that they found sessions valuable, useful and believed they had learnt something new. A solid grounding in practical, robust financial education helps young people to learn and develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours they will need to negotiate life, and especially the big decisions which will so easily shape their coming years.

Stephanie Fitzgerald, Head of Young People Programmes at The Money Charity says:

“We are thrilled to reach this very exciting milestone, a major achievement and significant day for The Money Charity’s work with young people. We’re therefore delighted to be joining with the pupils and staff at Darton Academy to mark the occasion and celebrate with plenty of cake!

“However even within our celebration, we know that there is still so much more to do and many more young people who need, and will benefit from, this input. Getting financially educated is an essential life skill for all, but a particularly important one for younger people at an age when many first encounter having their own money, or looking towards some of the major decisions which will affect the rest of their lives.

“We believe that managing money well is possible for everyone and that finances should be seen as a positive in our lives, helping us towards achieving our goals. Being able to offer these workshops to schools and colleges for free is a key aspect of our work and so we encourage any companies and organisations interested in supporting our work to get in touch.”

 

Notes to Editors

  • The Money Charity is the UK’s leading financial capability charity. We believe that being on top of your money means you are more in control of your life, your finances and your debts, reducing stress and hardship, and that being on top of your money increases your wellbeing, helps you achieve your goals and live a happier more positive life as a result. Our vision is for everyone to be on top of their money as a part of everyday life. We empower people across the UK to build the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, to make the most of their money throughout their lives. Find out more at https://themoneycharity.org.uk/
  • Darton Academy is a popular and vibrant 11-16 school which serves the communities of Darton, Kexborough and is within easy reach of Leeds, Wakefield and surrounding areas. They believe that supporting and inspiring learners and their wider school community to achieve their potential is their core work.