West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper, has called on local schools to take part in My Money Week (3 to 9 June), giving pupils the chance to learn more about money and personal finance.
Every primary and secondary school in West Lancashire is being given the chance to take part for free in My Money Week, which has returned for its fifth year thanks to a new partnership between national charity pfeg(Personal Finance Education Group) and Barclays.
My Money Week will improve young people’s financial skills, knowledge and confidence through special lessons, activities and debates in schools and other settings across the UK.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“This is a fantastic initiative that all schools and young people should get involved in. The economy is the country’s number one priority and our young people need to learn about money and personal finance. My Money Week provides access for young people from all backgrounds to the support they need to learn about money at a time when it couldn’t be more important.”
Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of pfeg said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have the support of Rosie Cooper MP in promoting My Money Week this year, and I hope all schools in West Lancashire will seize the opportunity to take part through our free activity pack, advice and support.”