Youngsters are shown how to manage money
SCHOOL pupils learnt about how to manage their own money.
More than 160 teenagers at Hinckley Academy took part in the event sponsored by Hinckley and Rugby Building Society and delivered by WizeUp.
Groups of more than 30 Year 9 students, aged 13 and 14, took part in an hour’s session with Ed Flack from the not-for-profit financial group.
Ed said: “We had a great day with the Year 9 students at Hinckley Academy.
“We managed to deliver workshops to well over 160 enthusiastic young people who were engaged, inquisitive and questioning throughout.
“Our thanks to Rachel Marshall and her colleagues for their support and, of course, to our fantastic sponsor Hinckley and Rugby Building Society for its continued support.”
Hinckley and Rugby Building Society is in its seventh year of regularly sponsoring WizeUp’s visits to schools and colleges in its heartlands.
Hinckley Academy’s careers co-ordinator Rachel Marshall said: “Ed’s workshops are now an integral part of our Personal and Social Education programme.
“Students need to learn about the realities of personal finance now more than ever – Ed certainly gives them a lot to think about.”
Jessica Grewcock, Hinckley and Rugby’s assistant people development manager, dropped in to see the sessions.
She said: “Ed’s work with the pupils is going to be very useful for them asthey grow up and learn to live independently.
“It’s a great initiative for our Building Society to back.”
Pupils from Hinckley Academy learnt about how to manage their money.