Building society goes back to school to teach money matters to Whissendine pupils

Children talk finances with Sarah and Tracy PHOTO: Supplied
Children talk finances with Sarah and Tracy PHOTO: Supplied
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Youngsters at Whissendine Primary School have been given a lesson in money matters following a visit from representatives of the Nottingham Building Society.

Sarah Wallace, a branch manager and Tracy Cropper, a customer advisor joined pupils in Year 4 to teach finance under the Nottingham’s ‘Doing Good Together’ programme.

The children learnt about the values of money and how to earn it.

“Financial awareness starts at an early age so it’s important that even kids learn skills to help them manage their finances in later life,” said Sarah.

“We’ve been working closely with schools to support their learning outcomes. Feedback from the children and teachers has been fantastic.”

The ‘Doing Good Together’ programme has seen communities benefit from over £500,000 in fundraising, grants and volunteering to support work being done locally under its four key themes: homelessness, employability, financial capability, numeracy and literacy.