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Hinckley pupils in taxing lessons on money

Pupils at Hinckley Academy showed a lot of interest when a financial education expert visited for a day teaching about money, budgeting and even taxation.

Ed Flack, a financial education expert from the not-for-profit WizeUp, was sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society to work with 150 of the school’s 13 and 14 year old Year 9 pupils as part of a careers day.

Pupils at Hickley Academy taking part in WiseUp session sponspored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society

Hinckley Academy pupils with (right) Ed Flack from WizeUp and (left) Hinckley & Rugby’s Tracey Phipps and Alice Baggott

Hinckley Academy’s head of PSE and careers co-ordinator Rachel Marshall said: “It was great to have Ed back with us again. His presentation was informative, relevant and engaging. We’re looking forward to next year already.”

Hinckley Academy pupils with (right) Ed Flack from WizeUp and (left) Hinckley & Rugby’s Tracey Phipps and Alice Baggott

WizeUp’s Ed Flack said:

“We had five really lively sessions with the students at Hinckley Academy. We covered the history of money, budgets and taxation.

“There were loads of questions from the extremely motivated and inquisitive young people. The day really flew past which is always a really positive sign. As always, our thanks go to Hinckley & Rugby who made the day possible.”

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is in its fifth year of regularly sponsoring WizeUp’s visits to schools and colleges in its heartlands. Hinckley & Rugby staff members Tracey Phipps and Alice Baggott dropped in to see the lessons in action.

Branch & agency support officer Tracey said: “Ed’s sessions are not only entertaining, they are also very informative and get the pupils thinking about topics such as budgeting and how they will manage their own money after they’ve left school.”

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