East Ham MP Stephen Timms joins children from Sheringham Primary School in learning about finances
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An initiative to get children savvy with their finances came to East Ham last week.
While it may seem like nine to 11-year-olds don’t need much in the way of accounting advice, charity MyBnk don’t seem to think so.
Their Kickstart Money project provides workshops to educate children about finance from a young age.
On July 3, they gave a session to pupils at Sheringham Primary School in Manor Park and East Ham MP, Stephen Timms.
Head of Kickstart Money, Jane Goodland, said: “Some people are at risk of slipping into the belief that being competent with numbers equates to being good with money.
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“While basic numeracy skills are helpful for budgeting and saving, many of our financial habits are motivated by attitudes and behaviours learned at a young age, not by our ability to do complex maths.”
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