MoneySense training day gives Swansea teachers a helping hand


MoneySense training day gives Swansea teachers a helping hand

Over 60 local teachers attended a free training day in Swansea aimed at helping them enhance the quality and delivery of financial education in schools in the area.

25 November 2011

Organised by NatWest's MoneySense for Schools team, speakers giving their views and advice included Chris May from the Money Advice Service, Peter Jeffries a senior education consultant with 37 years' teaching experience, and Lisa White from NatWest's MoneySense for Schools programme - the largest financial education programme in the UK.

The aim of the day was to highlight the importance of the learning as well as the large amount of help and support material available. Discussion groups also allowed the teachers to network and discuss how to overcome any challenges they experienced in delivering financial education to their pupils

Commenting on the event Sandra Barker, NatWest's MoneySense Manager for South Wales, said: "The importance of financial capability for young people cannot be underestimated and with financial literacy now firmly on the agenda for many schools, today's event was all about helping the teachers involved get the key messages across to their pupils. Last year alone, NatWest staff delivered our MoneySense lessons to over 335,000 young people, with over 60% of secondary schools across the UK, with many primary schools, also involved in the programme. We have made a commitment through our Customer Charter to provide young people with financial education and today's event was another step in this journey."

MoneySense for Schools has been developed with teachers to help schools and colleges teach personal money management and enterprise skills within the curriculum. It consists of a series of modules each of which can stand alone or be used in conjunction with others. It aims to engage young people in a variety of role playing scenarios and other interactive learning exercises to give them experience of making financial decisions. Some modules are also available in Welsh for teachers wishing to run their lessons through the medium of Welsh.

Any schools, colleges or other organisations wanting to find out more about the MoneySense programme, how to get the free materials or how to get the support of a NatWest member of staff, should contact Sandra Barker, NatWest's MoneySense Manager for South Wales on 07770 686919, or visit www.natwest.com/moneysense.

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