Dorothy Goodman School pupils learned how to open a savings account during a day of financial education sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
Ed Flack, a financial education expert from the not-for-profit WizeUp, worked with pupils at the Hinckley school for children with special educational needs and disabilities before visiting the Society’s branch in Castle Street.
“Once again we had a brilliant day with the Key Stage 5 students at Dorothy Goodman School. Everyone was enthusiastic and got stuck into all of the activities that we set them to do.
“Thanks to all of the staff at the Castle Street branch of Hinckley & Rugby who made us all very welcome. There were loads of smiling faces throughout the day. As always our thanks to our brilliant sponsors at Hinckley & Rugby for making it all possible.”
Dorothy Goodman School learning leader Emma Draycott said:
“It is so important for children to be taught about money, finance and budgeting. Our pupils were engaged in all of the activities throughout the day and took so much from what they experienced.”
Hinckley & Rugby’s new chief executive Colin Fyfe and customer assistant Jennifer Williams welcomed the students to the Castle Street branch. Colin said: “What an enthusiastic group of young people we were visited by.
“Watching the teenagers learn about savings accounts and how their local building society can help them really underlined the importance of equipping our next generation with the knowhow to manage their money.
“Hinckley & Rugby is very proud to have been working with WizeUp for almost seven years. To see Ed in action is so inspiring and we are pleased we can support this important initiative.”