Cowbridge Comprehensive pupils are taking part in Wales’ first ever My Money Week, with schools and organisations across the country giving thousands of young people the chance to learn more about money and personal finance.
Launched this week by Alun Cairns MP, My Money Week is running in Wales for the first time thanks to a new partnership between financial education charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) and Barclays.
The Vale MP met pupils at Cowbridge Comprehensive as they began their Monday morning with special activities, which aim to improve young people’s financial skills, knowledge and confidence.
Teachers in the Vale of Glamorgan can order a free activity pack, developed by pfeg, full of creative and engaging financial resources and ideas for how to deliver financial education to young people, from the age of four up to 19.
Alun Cairns MP said: “I think the My Money is a great scheme which helps pupils of all ages to learn essential financial life skills whilst still at school.”
Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group), said: “We are absolutely delighted to have the support of Alun Cairns MP in promoting My Money Week this year, and I hope all schools in Vale of Glamorgan will seize the opportunity to take part through our free activity pack, advice and support.”
My Money Week 2013 will also raise awareness of Barclays’ flagship UK community programme, Barclays Money Skills, and provide opportunities for Barclays employees to share their financial expertise and skills with young people in teacher-led My Money Week activities in local schools.
In addition, this year will see extra resources targeted towards disadvantaged young people in both the school environment and the wider community.
Teachers in the Vale of Glamorgan can order their free My Money Week Activity Packs at www.pfeg.org/mymoneyweek.