Barclaycard Help Stepping Up Students with Money Skills Workshop

Around 50 children from five different high schools in Teesside were at the Riverside Stadium this week to take part in a series of workshops around money management, delivered by Barclaycard.

Year 7 pupils from the following schools took part in the aspirational day at the stadium; Acklam Grange School, Unity City Academy, Trinity Catholic College, Hillsview Academy and St Peter’s Catholic College.

To help promote communications skills and confidence to talk to new people, this children were mixed, so each group had two students from each school. The young people then rotated round five different Middlesbrough FC corporate boxes, where they would take part in different workshops.

This included:

  • Recognising your money personality
  • Needs and Wants
  • Financial planning for a bigger purchase
  • Value for money
  • Fraud and identity theft

The intentions of the workshop was to give the young people important tips and guidance on money management. Barclaycard wanted to get involved with the Stepping Up programme as they felt the Money Skills Workshops would really benefit the young people in raising their awareness with how to handle, spend, save and protect their money.

“All the staff and volunteers really enjoyed it and loved how enthusiastic the children were in exploring all things money, we can’t wait to work with you again in the future” said David Mohan, Senior Learning Advisor at Barclays.

Steven Bell, Stepping Up Coordinator added: “I’d like to thank the Barclays team for coming down and delivering the fantastic workshops for the children.

“I think it is very important for young people to understand the value of money, as it isn’t often on any school curriculum. Teaching children how to properly save and invest their money will benefit them greatly in the long run.”