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Schools benefit from lessons in financial education delivered by local building society

Primary and secondary school pupils across Leicestershire & Warwickshire have received lessons in financial education run by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, as part of its community focused initiative.

HRBS’ Demi Hughes (L) and Diane Harris (R) with two pupils from Hartshill school during one of the financial education sessions

Staff from the Society’s branches visited Nuneaton-based Hartshill Academy and St Thomas Moore Sixth Form, and Leicestershire-based Ullesthorpe Primary School to deliver the sessions, which covered topics such as the importance of saving, budgeting, tax rates and National Insurance.

Gavin Collins, Head of RE & PSHE at Hartshill Academy, said:

“We were really pleased to welcome the team from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society. The workshops supported the school’s PSHE finance curriculum well, and to have people who work in finance delivering the sessions was a real bonus. The pupils enjoyed the sessions immensely.”

Demi Hughes, Assistant Office Manager at the Society’s Broughton Astley branch, who took part in some of the sessions, said:

“I am really enjoying the work we’ve been doing in schools. The sessions are very interactive – it’s been great to see all the students getting involved and enjoying learning about financial education. Some of the 16–17-year-old students already have part time jobs but didn’t know how to read their payslip or work out their take home pay – it’s really rewarding to know that we are helping them with something so important.”

The Society is keen to continue sharing knowledge with local young people. Therefore, if you know a school in our area that would be interested to speak to the Society about providing financial education sessions, please visit hrbs.co.uk/contact and complete a community support form.

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