Nick Clegg helps local children learn money skills

Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam joined pupils at Totley All Saints Primary Schools for a series of ‘MoneySense’ workshops.

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Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam joined pupils at Totley All Saints Primary Schools for a series of ‘MoneySense’ workshops.

The 'MoneySense' programme has been successful in bringing financial education to secondary schools for the past 21 years. The programme has recently been extended to include primary pupils and Totley All Saints is the first school in Sheffield to take part.

The workshops teach children about the value of money through the use of real life examples, such as planning a party or caring for a pet, with the aim of giving children a better financial future. 

Nick Clegg MP said:

“I really enjoyed joining the workshops at Totley All Saints and was really impressed with how the real life examples helped the children to get a grasp of the different ways we use money.

I firmly believe that a good education in basic finances at an early age will be a great help to children’s financial prospects in the future. That’s why when I was in Government we made financial education part of the secondary curriculum.

Thom Kenrick, Head of Community Programmes at NatWest, said:

“We were delighted to have Nick Clegg participate in the MoneySense lesson at Totley All Saints Primary School and see first-hand how the programme operates. We believe financial capability and literacy are essential to national prosperity and should be available to everyone at any age. I want to thank Totley All Saints Primary School for letting us deliver this morning’s lessons and Nick for his interest in MoneySense. We hope the pupils that took part in the lessons, enjoyed them and will put into practice what they have learned.”

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