Plymouth school announced as finalist for national education award

Plymouth school announced as finalist for national education award

St Budeaux Foundation Church of England School in Plymouth is celebrating after being announced as a finalist for an RBS Personal Finance Education (PFE) Award – the only awards to recognise those schools that teach students all-important money management skills in an innovative and successful way.

14 June 2011

The school is a finalist in the Best All-Round Approach to PFE (primary) category having taken a very progressive approach to learning about PFE, from encouraging good money habits in students and teaching them how to save and budget, to ensuring they understand the real value of money. During the school’s ‘Money Week’ activities included seeing the difference that the money they had raised made to families in Haiti, working with a poet to explore finance creativity through writing, and trying to make a profit selling products from an initial £5 budget.

Teachers and pupils from the school will be attending the awards ceremony in London on Thursday 16th June, where the winners will be announced.

About the RBS PFE Awards Founded by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group in association with PFEG (Personal Finance Education Group), the RBS PFE Awards celebrate excellence in PFE to students aged between five and 18. Open to entrants from across England, Scotland and Wales, this year is the fourth year of awards and has attracted over 100 entries – the highest level yet. Although not an entry requirement, some schools use the RBS MoneySense for Schools programme as part of their PFE activities. MoneySense for Schools lessons are delivered in over two-thirds of British secondary schools each year as part of the Bank’s financial education programme.

The awards consist of five distinct categories – ‘Best All-Round Approach to PFE’ (primary and secondary school categories), ‘Teacher Award’ (primary and secondary school categories), ‘Student Award’ (secondary school only), with each recognising exceptional work and an ongoing commitment to PFE against strict criteria. Judging the awards is Jim Lally from Learning and Teaching Scotland; Chris May from the Money Advice Service; Gary Millner from PFEG, Suzanne Head from RBS; and education consultant Hilary Mason.

For more information on the RBS PFE Awards, visit

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