Sheffield MP Nick Clegg teaches budgeting skills to primary pupils

Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, joins pupils at Totley All Saints Primary Schools for a series of MoneySense workshops. Photo: Mike Frisbee
Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, joins pupils at Totley All Saints Primary Schools for a series of MoneySense workshops. Photo: Mike Frisbee

A Sheffield MP helped primary school pupils learn the value of saving their money.

Nick Clegg spent time at Totley All Saints Primary School taking part in several workshops with NatWest’s MoneySense programme.

Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, joins pupils at Totley All Saints Primary Schools for a series of MoneySense workshops. Photo: Mike Frisbee

Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, joins pupils at Totley All Saints Primary Schools for a series of MoneySense workshops. Photo: Mike Frisbee

The former Deputy Prime Minister helped teach children about the value of money through the use of real life examples, such as planning a party or caring for a pet, with the aim of giving children a better financial future

M<r Clegg said: “I really enjoyed joining the workshops at Totley All Saints and was really impressed with how the real life examples helped the children to get a grasp of the different ways we use money.

“I firmly believe that a good education in basic finances at an early age will be a great help to children’s financial prospects in the future. That’s why when I was in Government we made financial education part of the secondary curriculum.”

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The MoneySense programme has brought bringing financial education to secondary schools for the past 21 years. It has recently been extended to include primary pupils, and Totley All Saints is the first school in Sheffield to take part.

MoneySense uses real-life situations, such as getting pocket money, buying a first phone or saving for a car, to make learning about money relevant and fun for young people.

Head of community programmes at NatWest Thom Kenrick said: “We were delighted to have Nick Clegg participate in the MoneySense lesson at Totley All Saints Primary School and see first-hand how the programme operates.

“We believe financial capability and literacy are essential to national prosperity and should be available to everyone at any age.

“I want to thank Totley All Saints Primary School for letting us deliver this morning’s lessons and Nick for his interest in MoneySense.

“We hope the pupils that took part in the lessons, enjoyed them and will put into practice what they have learned.”