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Hinckley pupils widen knowledge of all things money

More than 150 Hinckley school pupils got an eye-opening introduction to all things money during a day of financial education sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

Hinckley Academy pupils with Ed Flack of WizeUp and Aimee Williams from Hinckley & Rugby (far left)

Hinckley Academy pupils with (left) Hinckley & Rugby’s Aimee Williams and (right) Ed Flack of WizeUp

Ed Flack, a financial education expert from the not-for-profit WizeUp, worked with the 13 and 14-year-old Year 9 pupils at Hinckley Academy.

He tackled the history of money, taxation and making choices in budgeting. It’s the eighth academic year in which WizeUp has worked with schools in Hinckley & Rugby’s heartlands, with the support of the Building Society.

Ed said: “As always, I was really impressed with the enthusiasm and application of all of the students.“One student even managed to correctly identify a clay beehive from 1,500BC which was recycled as a money box. This was the first time that had happened. I must thank Hinckley & Rugby for its continued support which is now in its eighth year.”

Rachel Marshall, careers lead at Hinckley Academy, said: “Once again, Ed’s workshops have engaged students and stimulated them into thinking about their attitudes to personal finance. They left still talking about the issues raised.”

Hinckley & Rugby’s treasury and regulatory accounts assistant Aimee Williams dropped in to see Ed’s lessons in action. Aimee said: “The pupils were really engaged with the fascinating and very useful information Ed was sharing with them.”


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