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More Money Management Lessons In Schools

Secondary school students are set to get better money management lessons thanks to Community Savings.

It has taken on a dedicated education officer to expand its programme.

Callum Duffy will deliver tailored lessons in classroom across the island - teaching young people about the dangers of debt.

The charity has been going into schools to give financial advice for the past few years.

The specialist workshops will meet the financial literacy requirements of the the Jersey PSHE curriculum for 11-18 year olds.

Mr Duffy has previously taught at d'Auvergne and Plat Douet Schools and still works as a supply teacher.  He and his business partner also run a technology firm which uses Virtual Reality (VR) to deliver education, information and entertainment sessions in schools, care homes and community groups.

"We hope to arm students with the knowledge to help them avoid the consequences of poor money management, such as serious debt, and learn to manage their finances responsibly."  - Brian Curtis, Executive Chairman.

The appointment of Mr Duffy will enable Community Savings to extend the scope of its lessons across all Key Stage 3 and 4 year groups and into schools it has not already been working.

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