MP watches Greenford pupils learn value of money

VIRENDRA Sharma, the Ealing Southall MP, joined Year 6 pupils virtually at Our Lady of the Visitation RC Primary School in Greenford to watch the Kickstart Money initiative.

It was delivered via live video link by the charity, MyBnk.

Mr Sharma joined the class as they got to grips with a range of financial subjects, including understanding the value of money, the difference between needs and wants, and the long-term benefits of saving.

KickStart Money is funded by a coalition of 19 financial services firms who have donated more than £1m. It has gone out to almost 19,000 children in three years.

Mr Sharma said: “The financial impact of the pandemic has demonstrated the importance of saving for unexpected emergencies.

“Habits that impact our ability to save in later life are formed as young as seven, making it crucial we teach the next generation positive money mindsets at a primary level.”

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