MP for Ealing Southall goes back to school for KickStart Money’s financial education programme
MP for Ealing Southall Virendra Sharma visited Clifton Primary School in Southall to witness how its students are taking advantage of an award-winning financial education programme.
Mr Sharma joined a class of 9-10 year olds as they learned about understanding the value of money, needs vs. wants, saving and budgeting.
The lesson attended by Mr Sharma is part of a project which aims to transform the long-term savings behaviour of a generation and tackle the financial literacy crisis in the UK. The ‘KickStart Money’ project is funded by a coalition of 20 financial services firms and its lessons to 18,000 primary school children are delivered through the charity MyBnk.
Virendra Sharma MP for Ealing Southall said:
“It was fantastic to see the benefits of financial education in action in my own constituency of Ealing Southall. Money management is a vital life skill and, with research suggesting that attitudes to money are formed as young as 7, it is great to see KickStart Money tackling this important issue head on.”