As a pfeg
Centre of Excellence, Thornhill Academy will also be sharing its expertise with other schools.
The school, in Redcar Lane, was chosen to work towards becoming a Centre of Excellence in financial education by pfeg
(Personal Finance Education Group, part of Young Enterprise).
's director of education Steve Stillwell says: "Financial education's new place in the national curriculum is an important leap forward for our cause, but there is much more to do.
As with all pfeg
initiatives, the Week is designed to be flexible and adaptable so that activities can be changed to meet the needs of individual schools.
"I am delighted to support this great initiative and would encourage every school in my constituency to get involved." Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of pfeg
, said: "My Money Week, is a terrific opportunity to help pupils learn more about money in a fun and engaging way."
Tracey Bleakley, pfeg
chief executive, said the week's activities would "help young people across the country learn more about managing money - something we know is going to be so important to their life prospects in the future.
In another warning sign for the nation's future finances, more than a quarter of young people did not know that it would be better to opt for a lower APR (annual percentage rate) than a higher one when taking out a credit card or a loan, according to the report by Barclays and charity pfeg
(Personal Finance Education Group).
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It is based on the findings from research carried out by NFER (the National Foundation for Educational Research) on behalf of pfeg
(Personal Finance Education Group) as part of an evaluation of Learning Money Matters (LMM).
The research was commissioned by HSBC and the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg
The accolade comes from the Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG
), part of enterprise and financial education charity Young Enterprise.
The move is part of a ground-breaking partnership between financial education charity pfeg
(Personal Finance Education Group) and bank group Santander.