Half term financial education event for families in Oldham

Date published: 16 October 2019

Staff at the Yorkshire Building Society branch in Oldham are holding an event to help teach financial education to children over the October half term holidays.

The branch, on Market Place, will be hosting the event on Wednesday 30 October and visitors are invited to drop-in any time between 10am and 3pm.

Children at the event will be able to participate in the Society’s Money Minds sessions delivered by colleagues and suitable for 5 to 11 years old with balloon and sweet giveaways.

The branch sessions support the Yorkshire Building Society’s aim to encourage older generations in families to pass on healthy financial habits to children and build financial resilience in the UK.

Janet Turner, branch manager, said: “We know holidays can be an expensive time for families so we wanted to offer some fun and free activities for children in Oldham. Learning how to effectively manage finances is a vital life skill. We really want to engage children, parents and grandparents in the area to help them start conversations about money and pass on their knowledge. These sessions will enable them to test and expand their vocabulary and understanding of money through our activities.

“We’re committed to supporting our communities in teaching financial education and through our Money Minds programme we are helping to improve financial capability in the UK.”

Money Minds is a free financial education programme consisting of a series of activities and projects designed to promote discussion and share learning among children and young people of all ages and abilities.

More than 20,000 pupils across the UK have received a Money Minds lesson since the programme launched in 2015.

If you are parent or guardian interested in different ways you can to talk to children about money then visit www.ybs.co.uk/savings/guides/my-money/money-minds or https://bit.ly/2oQ07EB   

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