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Hinckley sixth formers WizeUp thanks to Hinckley & Rugby

Students at Hinckley Academy’s John Cleveland Sixth Form explored money matters over two days of financial education sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

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HRBS-WizeUp-JC6: (l-r) Ed Flack of WizeUp, John Cleveland Sixth Form students Hannah Doran and Elliott Sales with Denise Bradshaw of Hinckley & Rugby

Financial education experts from the not-for-profit WizeUp were at JC6 to work with more than 130 Year 12 students on topics including budgeting, saving, tax and credit cards.

Part of the Sixth Form’s Futures programme, the sessions saw university-bound students explore managing their money during degree courses. Those keen to get into the workplace investigated how to manage their future earnings. WizeUp also held a session for parents of students considering university.

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is now in its fourth year of regularly sponsoring WizeUp’s visits to schools and colleges in its heartlands.

WizeUp’s Ed Flack said: “We were delighted to be invited back to JC6. By dividing the students into those who were likely to go onto university and those who were keen to go straight into the work place we were able to deliver those workshops, which were most pertinent to each audience.

As always the students were keen and knowledgeable and we had the added opportunity of talking directly to parents this year about the role they will have to play in sending their sons and daughters to university.

“It was a really worthwhile visit and our thanks as always go to our fantastic sponsors at Hinckley & Rugby Building Society who make it all possible.”

Janet Paterson, head of sixth form, said: “Our students described the sessions as engaging, informative and really well presented. Ed’s financial experience, along with his calm, friendly manner, makes him an essential ingredient in our annual conference.

“We really appreciate the financial support of Hinckley & Rugby which enables us to offer our students the opportunity to develop their understanding of personal finance and skills for entering the world of work.”

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Hinckley & Rugby’s Denise Bradshaw, office manager at the Society’s Hinckley branches, said:

“We are very pleased we can support WizeUp as they help the workers and university students of tomorrow with important insights into saving and borrowing money.”



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