Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary, witnessed the class at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in their financial education session run by KickStart Money.
Recently, the Education Secretary joined Year 5 and 6 pupils by video-link to witness a session of the Kickstart Money financial education programme delivered by the charity MyBnk.
The KickStart Money programme is funded by a coalition of 19 financial services firms that have donated over £1 million to sponsor the delivery of high-quality financial education. The scheme aims to provide children with skills such as budgeting, debt, independent living and public and student finance.
It is incredibly beneficial to be taught positive attitudes to money from an early age, equipping children with the best possible knowledge on how to grow and save funds will give them a head start as they enter adulthood.
Gavin said: "I was delighted to see children at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in my constituency learn how to handle money. I was incredibly impressed by the aptitude for financial management the children demonstrated. It goes to show how important it is to invest in children’s education from an early age and give them the opportunities needed to secure a better future.”