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Local School Pupils in North Glasgow Get Money Wise

News   •   Jun 17, 2016 16:56 BST

S3 Students and Teacher Steven Smith from Springburn Academy with ng homes' Assistant Director (Housing Services) Lynne Cooper, Board Member Margaret Thomson and CSEF Schools Liaison Officer Michael Fitzgerald

HOUSING Association ng homes have provided text books for young students at two local secondary schools in North Glasgow; All Saints Secondary and Springburn Academy.

The support is being provided in partnership with the Children’s Safety Education Foundation (CSEF), which is educating secondary school pupils on how to manage their money, as part of a financial education programme.

The CSEF’s ‘Money-Wise’ initiative aims to improve students’ life skills and future employability by teaching them about all aspects of financial education over the academic year. The programme provides accessible and fun information on a topic many students struggle with and aims to equip them with the skills they need to succeed after leaving school.

Lynne Cooper, Assistant Director of Housing Services at ng homes visited Springburn Academy along with Board Member Margaret Thomson who said: "We play a positive role within the local community and we are committed to doing all that we can to help local people succeed.  It was great to visit the school and meet the young people."

Lynne added: "Many of the students at Springburn Academy and All Saints Secondary could potentially be our future customers or employees.  Providing text books that show them how to set up bank accounts and pay bills will stand them in good stead not just as future tenants but it will also increase their prospects with future employers."

The S3 students in the PT Business Enterprise class were clearly impressed with the Money Wise lessons and teacher Steven Smith said: 'Financial Education has never been more important and the Moneywise booklet, supported by ng homes gives our pupils a real head start in money management.'

Business Enterprise Teacher Mrs McGloin said: "We will definitely be using the Money Wise programme as part of our Business Enterprise lessons and we are delighted that ng homes and CSEF are supporting us with the text books."

Michael Fitzgerald, Schools Liaison Officer for Children’s Safety Education Foundation said: “In this ever changing world, learning life skills such as financial literacy is vital for our young people’s development. The CSEF regards the partnership with ng homes in North Glasgow as key in helping to achieve this.’’