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Spotlight: The Bank of England and financial education in schools

14th May 2020

The Bank of England is committed to equipping the next generation with the tools and skills they need to understand the economy, as well as the Bank's role in it and how it affects their own lives.

The Bank launched a new education programme in 2017 to help achieve this.

EconoME is a free educational resource for 11 to 16 year olds that provides young people with a greater economic awareness and the analytical skills to make informed decisions. Other tools include guidance for teachers on how to help young people understand their feelings about money, financial decisions, careers and the economy. A new resource, aimed at 6 to 11 year olds, is currently being developed to help raise primary school children's awareness of money, prices and the Bank of England's role.

The Bank also runs a Bank Ambassador programme which sees its staff visit state schools across the UK each year. During 2019, Bank staff carried out 382 visits to give talks on a range of topics related to the economy to children of all ages.

NOTE - Although it speaks about teachers there are no questions - just register with an email address and choose user name and password etc. Parents are class teachers at home now.

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