The PFS’s financial education programme has held a record number of sessions since returning to schools last September.
The My Personal Finance Skills programme, targeted at students aged 11-18 years old, delivers free financial education to schools across the country to help students understand more about money and leave school ‘life-ready’.
Across the academic year 2020 to 2021, a total of 630 sessions were delivered to students through the programme (584 remote, 46 in-person at schools). These sessions are estimated to have reached more than 18,000 students.
Despite some sessions being cancelled when the Omicron variant resulted in schools limiting access in the winter of 2021, during the 2021 to 2022 academic year 700 sessions were held – reaching more than 23,000 students.
As a result of the cost-of-living crisis, the hundreds of PFS members who volunteer to deliver the sessions have revealed increased appetite from students to understand how inflation will impact the day-to-day management of their money.
My Personal Finance Skills sessions explain topics such as payslips, debt, saving, insurance and credit, and allow PFS members to share how they find a career in financial planning to be rewarding as it allows them to help clients achieve their life goals.
PFS members with links to their local schools who would like to deliver
My Personal Finance Skills sessions can sign up by visiting: www.mypersonalfinanceskills.org