Young Money Enterprise
As part of our Personal Development curriculum, Ashbury Meadow is starting its journey to becoming a Centre of Excellence in Financial Education in association with a charity called 'Young Money'. We feel that in order to participate fully in life, everyone needs a clear understanding of how to manage their money. Children and young people encounter money earlier and earlier- spending and saving pocket money, managing mobile phone accounts and often getting part-time jobs as teenagers.
We believe that we owe it to the next generation to invest in their future. Giving all young people access to a planned and coherent programme of financial education will equip them with the confidence and skills to manage their money well and this will be part f our curriculum.
The award is unpinned by both government policy and independent reviews affirming the need for high quality financial education.
To help teach children the importance of saving and decision making we are starting by changing attendance rewards so that each child with 100% attendance for a half term will receive a credit of £1. This money will be 'banked' for the class, who will get to choose how best to spend it. Each child has the opportunity to save £6.00 per year and pupils will choose how to spend the total during or at the end of the year.
For more information please visit the Young Money Enterprise website below;
To help your children towards a better financial future visit Natwest Money Sense who offer a number of fun activities, games and videos for all ages.