Classes in managing finances

Education news
Education news

PUPILS in parts of the borough will be given lessons in managing their money as part of the school timetable in a move backed by a local MP.

Primary and secondary schools across Atherton and Tyldesley are taking part in the Get Money Smart campaign run by the charity Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg).

Campaigns for more teaching of finance in the classroom have been run by all-party parliamentary groups and Martin Lewis from leading website MoneySavingExpert.com

Bolton West MP Julie Hilling said: “Ideas for different ages such as checking change, estimating the cost of a weekly shop all the way to budgeting for a trip are vital life skills our future generations need.”

Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of pfeg, said: “Every young person should learn about money and the financial decisions they will face in the future.”