Local Sixth Formers Give A Lesson In Money Management
on: March 23, 2010, 8:28 am
A group of economics students from St Aidan's & St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form in Harrogate, took up a challenge thrown down by Yorkshire-based Engage Mutual to help improve local young children’s understanding of
saving on Thursday 25 February.
The sixth formers developed and delivered a morning of fun and interactive lessons
around saving and money to a Year Two pupil group comprising 73 delighted six and
seven year olds, from Oatlands Infant School in Harrogate.
Head at Oatlands Infant School, Elizabeth Robson, commented:
“This project has been an exciting way of giving our children an introduction to the
importance of saving and working with money- both vital life skills. It has been
great for them to have this delivered by the Sixth Form students in such a fun and
Part of a wider initiative to improve financial capability, the sixth formers have
been improving their own money knowledge, having recently completed a course in
their free time run by Engage Mutual at their offices. The course concludes
with a challenge for the sixth formers to take an element of what they have learned
and communicate it to a younger audience in a fun and interesting way.
Engage Mutual Chief Executive, Andrew Haigh said:
“Where better to start helping families and future generations secure their
financial futures, than with children? Working with schools is an incredibly
valuable and informative experience for us. We always learn a great deal from the
clarity and simplicity that young people can bring to communicating quite complex
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1. The Foundation in Financial Services & Money Management is a nine week course
providing grounding in issues such as budgeting, cash flow, debt, mortgages and
loans, protection and investments. For the students, who are on the verge of post
6th form lives centred on university and work, it is an opportunity to learn more
about the world of money that is awaiting them.
NOTES TO EDITORS
1. engage Mutual Assurance is a trading name of Homeowners Friendly Society
Ltd (HFSL), Registered and incorporated under the Friendly Societies Act 1992,
Registered number 964F and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, engage Mutual Funds
Limited (eMFL) and engage Mutual Insurance Ltd (eMIL). Both HFSL and eMFL are
authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). HFSL’s Register
number is 110072, eMFL’s Register number is 181487. eMIL is authorised to conduct
general insurance business by the Financial Services Commission Gibraltar and is
regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of UK business.
eMIL’s FSA Register No is 485680. You can check this on the FSA’s Register by
visiting the FSA website www.fsa.gov.uk/register or by contacting the FSA on 0845
2. engage is one of the larger UK mutuals providing simple, value for money
savings, protection and investment products. It currently helps over 440,000
customers of all ages to protect, preserve or enhance their welfare, with some of
the most straightforward products on the market. Engage prides itself on being a
family-oriented, modern mutual, providing products that help enable households of
all kinds to plan their finances to help meet their future needs. More information
on engage Mutual is available at www.engagemutual.com
3. engage supports mutuality, friendly societies and the regional financial
services industry through links with the Association of Mutual Insurers, the
Association of Friendly Societies, Mutuo and Leeds Financial Services Initiative.
4. engage Mutual Funds Limited (EMFL) is a provider of the Child Trust Fund
direct and in partnership with organisations including Yorkshire Building Society
and Scarborough Building Society.
5. engage Mutual has been the title sponsor of the Rugby Super League since
2005 and has extended its agreement to 2010.
7. engage Mutual announced its entry into the health cash plan market in July
2008 following an agreement of partnership with Wakefield & District Hospital’s Contributory Scheme (WDHCS). Further to this, 30,000 health cash plan customers
transferred from Premier Health Benefits (part of WDHCS) to engage Mutual Insurance
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