MARK Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North, has called on local schools to take part in My Money Week (3 to 9 June), giving pupils the chance to learn more about money and personal finance. Every primary and secondary school in Milton Keynes is being given the chance to take part for free in My Money Week, which has returned for its fifth year thanks to a new partnership between national charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) and Barclays.
My Money Week will improve young people's financial skills, knowledge and confidence through special lessons, activities and debates in schools and other settings across the UK. Teachers in Milton Keynes can order a free Activity Pack, 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. Young people in Milton Keynes can also take part in the 'A-Z of Money', a national competition challenging them to learn more about money through creative writing.
Mark Lancaster MP said: "My Money Week is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about how to handle their money in a responsible way. With so much attention being given to the financial difficulties our country has found itself in, this scheme is a good way to teach how to manage your finances from an early age."
Teachers in Milton Keynes can pre-order their free My Money Week Activity Packs at www.pfeg.org/mymoneyweek