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Plaistow school pupils open a day of trading at the London Stock Exchange

PUBLISHED: 06:30 30 March 2017

Students from Lister Community School open London Stock Exchange

Students from Lister Community School open London Stock Exchange

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Students swapped their classrooms for the London Stock Exchange to open a day of trading.

A group of youngsters, who attend Lister Community School in St Mary’s Road, Plaistow, opened up to celebrate the beginning of Global Money Week, a worldwide campaign to get young people saving and stay out of debt, in St Paul’s yesterday morning.

They joined a worldwide alliance of 132 countries and seven million young people to raise awareness of financial education, as part of the day organised by charity MyBnk and Children Youth Finance International, who put on workshops to help.

Guy Ridgen, CEO of MyBnk, said: “Managing money well opens up new opportunities and helps us make informed decisions.

“When it comes to debt, prevention is always cheaper than the cure and right now, as individuals, we owe £1.45 trillion.”

While, Dr Robert Barnes, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group, said: “London Stock Exchange Group sits at the heart of the world’s financial community and is delighted to support the launch of Global Money Week, which highlights the importance of financial education for children, society’s future leaders.

“LSEG ‘s own Charitable Foundation has a special focus on supporting young people, working directly with MyBNK and other charities to promote employability skills such as financial awareness and business enterprise.”

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