Campaign toolkit spurs pupils to demand financial education in schools

A toolkit designed by young people is taking a new approach to financial education – by helping pupils lobby their schools for money lessons.

The launch of Our Money, Our Future was backed by a survey of young people showing that 84 percent believed their school did not do enough to teach them about money, and 96 percent thought that all schoolchildren should be taught to manage their finances.

More than four in ten of the 7-16 year olds in the 1000 survey group said they worried about money, while nearly one in eight said they had owed someone else money that they could not afford to repay.

The toolkit has been developed by young people in conjunction with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) to help children campaign for high quality, personal finance education to be taught in their school.

 The group of young people from across the UK made their case for financial education in schools directly to MPs at a launch event in Parliament.

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