Shadow Education Minister Visits Charity’s Money Education Centre

The Shadow Secretary of State For Education, The Right Hon Andy Burnham MP, officially presented Debt Advice Foundation and Southlands High School with the PFEG Centre of Excellence accreditation for work undertaken in establishing the Money Education Centre for children.

The award recognises projects in the UK that have taken big steps in bringing the subject of personal finance into classrooms.

Receiving the award on behalf of Debt Advice Foundation, Dennis Benson, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees said "We’re delighted to receive this award.  The aim of the Money Education Centre is to provide children with the tools they’ll need to successfully interact with the world of finance as they reach adulthood.  Making sure the basics are in place now will help to foster more responsible attitudes to credit and debt in future and ultimately reduce the pressure on advice services".

Money Education Centre

Clockwise left to right, Mark Fowler (Headmaster at Southlands),
Andy Burnham MP, Dennis Benson.