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Teachers Building Society Visits Bournemouth School for Girls to Provide Finance Education

Jun 28, 2010

Bournemouth School for Girls (BSG) invited staff from Teachers Building Society to provide finance education to Year 7 pupils this month.

The Wimborne-based mutual visited the school six times to deliver an interactive session to each Year 7 class, covering subjects such as how to buy a house, the benefits of saving and the causes of the credit crunch.

Organised by Lia Mawer, Head of Business Education, co-ordinated by Sandra Kapoor, Head of House, and Dorset Business, the Chamber of Commerce, the sessions were designed to help the school fulfil the provision of financial capability education, now part of the secondary curriculum.

Mrs Kapoor says, “Our girls thoroughly enjoyed the session given by the visiting speakers. Many said that they learnt a lot and have since taken a bigger interest in the topic.  We look forward to working with Teachers Building Society again in the near future”.

Alan Gravett, Head of Sales & Marketing at Teachers Building Society, delivered the first two sessions at the school. He says, “As a mutual organisation founded by teachers, we have a firm commitment to support both the local area and the education sector where we can. We were delighted to help BSG in this way and were very impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the pupils.

“In this age of austerity, it’s more important than ever that young people understand about managing money, why it’s good to save up for the things you want and the risks associated with borrowing.”