Last week, on 27 May 2021, Dr Lisa Cameron MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow joined P5 pupils at Blackwood Primary School in Lanark to witness a virtual session of the KickStart Money programme, delivered by video-link by a MyBnk expert trainer.
Dr Cameron joined the P5 class for their ‘My Futures’ session and watched pupils get to grips with the importance of saving and setting financial goals for the future. They also learnt about key financial concepts such as interest, bank accounts and the need to consider risk.
Lisa Cameron MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow said:
“It is fantastic to see the virtual delivery of the KickStart Money programme in action at Blackwood Primary today.
The financial impact of COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of saving for the future. Habits that impact our ability to save in later life are formed as young as 7 making it crucial that we teach the next generation positive money mindsets when these habits are first formed at primary school.
I am so pleased that children in my constituency are able to receive vital financial education in a COVID-secure environment and am delighted to support KickStart Money’s vision to ensure every primary aged child receives a high-quality and effective financial education. I look forward to hopefully visiting other local primary schools in the future and encourage other schools to sign up to this important initiative”