The PFS has revealed how it is working with schools and colleges to deliver free financial education workshops from September onwards.
When the decision was taken to only open schools to the children of key workers in a move to reduce transmission of coronavirus, the PFS’s My Personal Finance Skills pro bono programme was adapted to support a virtual event option.
My Personal Finance Skills in-school material for students aged 14 to 18 was turned into online financial education sessions.
As well as recordings of educational sessions covering scam awareness, moving on from school, future finances and how to make financial decisions, the website was regularly updated with student money blogs, articles produced by financial advisers about money matters that impact teenagers, plus bitesize learning videos.
The website will continue to be updated but as the nation’s children and teenagers return to school full-time in September, My Personal Finance Skills workshops will resume in schools across the country.
Once the government and schools deem it is safe to do so, the PFS will arrange for financial advisers to go back into schools to deliver My Personal Finance Skills workshops and answer students’ questions about money matters face to face.
For more information visit: www.mypersonalfinanceskills.org