As World Financial Planning Day was held in October, teachers called for more PFS members to go back to school.
As schools reopened their doors to external education providers, teachers whose pupils have already taken part in My Personal Finance Skills workshops urged more members to volunteer to receive training from the PFS on how to enter the classroom and educate the nation’s youngsters on money matters.
More than 900 financial advisers have already committed to delivering free financial education sessions to secondary school pupils in the UK and in the past academic year, more than 600 My Personal Finance Skills educational workshops have been delivered.
Financial advisers who contact the My Personal Finance Skills team receive educational material to share in the classroom, plus training to ensure they are confident explaining money matters in an engaging and informative way in-school that will empower pupils to take action to improve their financial resilience.
The PFS can also help arrange a session at a local school or assist the financial planner to set up their own workshop with a college they have established a link with.
George Tsounias, education relationship manager at the PFS, said: “Understanding money has never been so important and we have a duty as a society to start with financial education from school, to ensure the adults of the future are more financially resilient.
“We are particularly interested in financial advisers with a secondary school contact in their area to become an Education Champion, widen the reach of this amazing scheme and provide much-needed financial education to even more young people with our support.”
For more information, visit: www.mypersonalfinanceskills.org