Beacon students get lessons in managing their money

Year 10 students in Crowborough have been receiving lessons in how to manage their money as part of a nationwide programme from Legal & General.

The lessons are part of the Every Day Money programme run by the financial services company in partnership with EdComs which aims to educate young people prepare for the future responsibilities around money.

Mr Courtney, Head of Business, Economics and IT, commented:

It is great that this session is aimed for students and pitched appropriately. All students have been really engaged and it is good for them to hear this information from experts to enable them to take this topic seriously.

Sessions were divided into three sections based on the ‘get it, spend it, save it’ plan.  Activities included working out how to manage their money, how to work out income tax and how to budget.

Charlotte Cullen, Head Girl, said:

I had a bit of knowledge before the session due to a job outside of school but now I feel a lot better knowing what to expect for the future.

Another student Dan Willmott said:

I really enjoyed the realistic approach during the sessions.  The leaders were very enthusiastic and they went the extra mile to ensure we understood.

 

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