On Wednesday 3 December Harrington Brooks will be involved in delivering a Wellbeing Day for year 10 students (age 13/14) at Manchester Health Academy (MHA).
Harrington Brooks have been working alongside MHA Head of Numeracy, Kieran MacHugh, and Head of Literacy, Allison Cowan, to effectively communicate health and wellbeing to students in keeping with Financial Education in the national curriculum.
Financial Education, a new addition to the national curriculum, sees the subject taught as ‘financial numeracy’ as part of maths and ‘attitudes to money and debt’ as part of citizenship. Children aged 11-14, in Key Stage 3 learning “the functions and uses of money, the importance of personal budgeting, money management and a range of financial products and services.” Pupils aged 14-16 in Key Stage 4 will learn about “wages, taxes, credit, debt, financial risk and a range of more sophisticated financial products and services.”
Manchester Health Academy, based in Wythenshawe, are co-sponsored by the NHS Foundation Trust and the Manchester City Council. Their ethos of “Learning for a healthy future” echoes the Financial Education syllabus’ aims of improving financial literacy in younger generations to address the trap of problem debt tomorrow. With our extensive experience and knowledge of financial managements, Harrington Brooks are proud to be involved in the community, educating future generations about good money management.
“Financial understanding is a key life skill. Children need to understand the value of money and how to interact with financial service providers to provide for their own futures. The skills they will learn in class, combined with the experience of having their own savings product, will better equip them to avoid financial problems in later life.” – HM Treasury, 2007.
The session at 10.25 to 11.35 has been chosen as the feature session of the MHA Wellbeing Day. Also present at the MHA will be Wythenshawe FM.
For more information on Financial Education, see our blog.