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Every Day Money commended for teaching students about everyday finance

At the Corporate Engagement Awards, recognising the good in business, Legal & General and Edcoms (our delivery partner) received a bronze award for ‘best CSR activity or programme to support or develop a corporate reputation’

19 Jul 2018

Everyday money is a financial education programme for secondary schools. The Programme tours secondary schools throughout the UK teaching young students about finance, how to earn, spend and save money. Our aim now is to train teachers, so that our programme continues to be taught as part of the school curriculum.

Pupils in Worthing, Burgess Hill and Crowborough have been taught how to "get it, spend it and save it" in the sessions that took place at their school.

The lessons are part of the Every Day Money (EDM) programme run in partnership with EdComs which aims to educate young people prepare for the future responsibilities around money.

Activities included working out how to manage their money, how to work out income tax and how to budget.

Pupils at Beacon Academy, aged 14 and 15, said they found the day really enjoyable. We asked Charlotte Cullen, Head Girl, what she thought of the day. Charlotte said: “I had a bit of knowledge before the session due to a job outside of school but now I feel a lot better knowing what to expect for the future.” Another student Dan Willmott said “I really enjoyed the realistic approach during the sessions. The leaders were very enthusiastic and they went the extra mile to ensure we understood.”

Sara Heald, Head of Community Investment I am thrilled we have received this award, we have been running the programme for over 10 years with many changes along the way. It is now is a good position to provide the teachers with the material to carry on.