Firm plans to teach money matters to Leeds pupils

MONEY MATTERS: Legal & General has been teaching teenagers about their financial planning.
MONEY MATTERS: Legal & General has been teaching teenagers about their financial planning.
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One of the country’s biggest financial services has been visiting schools in Leeds to teach the values of money and preparing for their financial future.

Legal & General has delivered its Every Day Money programme in Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School in north Leeds, Gateways School at Harewood, Bingley Grammar School and two other schools in Yorkshire this week.

The full day programme with each year group in each school helps prepare students for the challenges of adulthood by teaching them the value of money. The scheme is also focused around getting 14 to 16-year-olds ready for the world of work.

Legal and General, which has an office near Leeds, is keen to encourage aspects of financial education to be taught more regularly in schools.

Sara Heald, Community Investment Manager at Legal & General, said: “We believe that it is vital for children to be educated about managing their money to prepare them for adulthood, often a topic that isn’t covered at school.

“Legal & General is committed to investing directly and indirectly into the UK and will look to roll this programme out in more Yorkshire Schools as well as other regions of the UK where we are invested.”

The scheme is also part of Legal & General’s wider commitment to investing into the local economy and community around its direct investment activity.

Legal & General’s investment in Leeds stands at more than £600m over the last few years with major urban regeneration projects and the delivery of housing, social care and infrastructure. They include the redevelopment of Headingley Cricket Stadium, construction of a city centre Build-to-Rent scheme, a modular housing factory, and the Thorpe Park Leeds scheme.