Young­sters are shown how to man­age money

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

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.

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