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Standard leads financial education initiative for kids

Standard Life is sponsoring a financial capability project called On the Money, aimed at helping children become financially responsibly adults.

Standard is working in conjunction with Learning and Teaching Scotland and Scottish Book Trust on the project.

The emphasis is to introduce financial topics to primary aged children through storytelling.

The scheme will combine literacy, numeracy and drama and aims to bring financial education to children aged between eight and 12 to help them become financially informed and aware and to aid their development into financially capable adults.

On the Money introduces financial topics and dilemmas via a book of fictional stories, written by four well known Scottish children’s writers – Theresa Breslin, Jonathan Meres, Nicola Morgan and Alison Prince.

They were commissioned to write four stories that incorporated or touched on areas such as the moral dilemmas relating to finance, debt, wants and needs together with entrepreneurship and money management.

A DVD is available to be used alongside the books.

Standard Life Bank chief executive Anne Gunther says: “We have worked with schools for over 15 years in the area of financial education but this is definitely one of the most interesting and creative projects we have been involved with to date. We wanted to help young people develop positive attitudes and behaviours towards money, and to us there was no better place to start than in primary schools.”


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