More than 160 teenagers at Hinckley Academy explored the realities of managing their money in a day of financial education sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
Groups of more than 30 Year 9 students, who are 13 or 14 years old, each took part in an hour’s session with Ed Flack from the not-for-profit financial education organisation WizeUp.
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 & Rugby Building Society for its continued support.”
Hinckley & 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 & Rugby’s assistant people development manager, dropped in to see the sessions and said: “Ed’s work with the pupils is going to be very useful for them as they grow up and learn to live independently. It’s a great initiative for our Building Society to back.”