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East Ham MP Stephen Timms joins children from Sheringham Primary School in learning about finances

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 July 2018

East Ham MP Stephen Timms joined children in learning about valuing money, interest rates, and the difference between want and need. Picture: MyBnk

East Ham MP Stephen Timms joined children in learning about valuing money, interest rates, and the difference between want and need. Picture: MyBnk

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An initiative to get children savvy with their finances came to East Ham last week.

Children from Sheringham Primary School learning about finance during a Kickstart Money session. Picture: MyBnkChildren from Sheringham Primary School learning about finance during a Kickstart Money session. Picture: MyBnk

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.

“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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