Moneywise Personal Finance Teacher of the Year: last year’s runners up included in financial education roadshow

19 March 2019

Two schools that were recognised in last year’s Moneywise Personal Finance Teacher of the Year awards were visited by the F&C Investment Trust bus, as part of its financial education roadshow.

Jennifer Whelan, a teacher at the secondary school was a runner up in last year’s Moneywise Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Awards.

The bus also visited St David’s School in Purley, whose Year Six teacher, Tom Raffield, was a runner up in our primary category.

Both teachers won £1,500 for their schools.

Children from six schools across the UK were visited by the bus and given lessons in financial education through a collaboration with the Shakespeare Schools Foundation, a cultural education charity that works across the UK to give children from all walks of life the confidence to succeed in life.

Sessions targeting children from five to 11 years old, covered a variety of topics including saving, the value of money and how it can grow over time.

The intention was to improve children’s confidence with money and get a better understanding of how it works.

Commenting on the visit, Caroline Laws, head teacher at St James Catholic High School in Barnet says: “It’s great to be part of this roadshow, as financial education is a critical life skill that can help our students flourish in adulthood.

"We want to boost their financial knowledge whenever possible and this event is a good way to get students engaged about money matters.”

This year’s Moneywise Personal Finance Teacher of the Year award is now open and teachers have until April 5th to enter. Pupils, parents and governors can also nominate teachers.

In addition to the chance of winning a share of our £12,500 prize pot for their school, the first 250 teachers to enter will also win a £50 Amazon voucher to spend on themselves.

Teachers may teach dedicated personal finance lessons or integrate financial education across the curriculum. The competition is open to primary and secondary schools.

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