Financial education for children over the October half term holidays

Colleagues at more than 50 Yorkshire Building Society branches across the UK are holding events to help teach financial education to children over the October half term holidays.

Children at the events will be able to participate in the Society’s Money Minds sessions delivered by colleagues and suitable for those aged 5 to 11 years old.

Financial Resilience

The branch sessions support the Society’s aim to encourage older generations in families to pass on healthy financial habits to children and build financial resilience in the UK.

Gary Fowler, Director of Distribution at Yorkshire Building Society, said:

We know holidays can be an expensive time for families so we wanted to offer some fun and free activities for children around the country. Learning how to effectively manage finances is a vital life skill. We really want to engage children, parents and grandparents in the area to help them start conversations about money and pass on their knowledge. These sessions will enable them to test and expand their vocabulary and understanding of money through our activities. 

We’re committed to supporting our communities in teaching financial education and through our Money Minds programme we are helping to improve financial capability in the UK.

Financial Education

Money Minds is a free financial education programme consisting of a series of activities and projects designed to promote discussion and share learning among children and young people of all ages and abilities.

More than 20,000 pupils across the UK have received a Money Minds lesson since the programme launched in 2015.

If you are parent or guardian interested in different ways you can to talk to children about money then visit www.ybs.co.uk/savings/guides/my-money/money-minds

Details of event locations and times are in the table below.

Yorkshire Building Society Branch

Event details

Edinburgh

14th October 10am-11am

Glasgow

17th October 2pm-4pm

Wigan

21st - 25th October 10am-12pm

Croydon

21st and 22nd October 2.30pm-3.30pm

Gainsborough

21st October 10am-3pm

Plymouth

21st October 2pm-4pm

Bolton

21st, 22nd, 23rd and 25th October 10am-4pm

Norwich

22nd and 24th October 10am-12pm

Great Yarmouth

22nd and 24th October 1-4pm

Stockport

22nd October 2pm-4pm

Barnstaple Local Agency

23rd October 10am-12pm

Chatham

23rd October 10am-1pm

Ilford

23rd October 10am-1pm

Cheltenham

23rd October 10am-2pm

Ipswich

23rd October 11am - 3pm

Cromer

24th October 10am -12pm

Harrow

24th October 11am-1pm

Ealing

24th October 9am-4pm

Peterborough

25th October 10am-12pm

Bury St Edmunds

25th October 10am-12pm

Shipley

28th October 10.30am-11.30m and 2.30pm-3.30pm, 31st October 10.30am-11.30am and 2.30pm-3.30pm

Huddersfield

28th October 11am-12pm

Ripon

28th October 2pm-3pm, 29th October 10am-11am, 30th October 2pm-3pm

Scarborough

28th October 2pm-3pm, 29th October 10am-11am, 30th October 2-3pm

Selby

28th, 29th and 30th October 2pm-3pm

Malton

28th October, 30th October, 1st November 10am-11am and 29th October, 31st October 1pm-2pm

Beverley

29th and 30th October 11am-12pm

Cardiff

29th and 31st October 10.30am-3.30pm

Hull

29th and 31st October 10am-12pm

Honley

29th October 10.30am-11.30am

Birmingham

29th October 10.30am-12pm and 2.30pm-4pm

Woking

29th October 10am - 12pm

Cleckheaton

29th October 10am-12pm

Newcastle

29th October 11am-12pm

Ilkley

29th October 11am-12pm

Warrington

29th October 11am-12pm

Doncaster

29th October 9.30am-2pm

Wetherby

29th October 10-11am

Bristol

30th and 31st October 10am-3pm

Woolton

30th October 10am-12pm

Skipton

30th October 10am-12pm

Oldham

30th October 10am-3pm

Brighton

30th October 10am-3pm

Rothwell

30th October 11am-3pm, 1st November 11am-2pm

Dewsbury

30th October 11am-1pm

Ashton

30th October 2pm-4pm and 31st October 10am-12pm

Liverpool

30th October 9.30am-1pm

Kingston

31st October 10.30am-12pm

Pontefract

31st October 9.30am-12pm

Harrogate

30th October 10am-2pm

Castleford

1st November 10am-11am

Barnsley

1st November 10am-12pm

Wakefield

1st November 10am-2pm

Northallerton

1st November 11am-12pm

Holmfirth

1st November 2pm-4pm

To find your local branch please visit www.ybs.co.uk/contact-us/branch-finder

All information correct at time of publication.


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