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Aldworth pupils get lesson in money
BUDGETING, credit cards and debt were among the subjects discussed by teenagers as part of a programme at a Basingstoke school.
Year 11 students at Aldworth Science College took part in an initiative sponsored by Sovereign Housing Association and delivered by Basingstoke Citizens Advice Bureau to help them manage their finances.
The programme was given to six classes over a total of 12, 50-minute sessions, and it covered a range of financial advice, including setting up a bank account, using credit cards, pay day loans and the implications of losing control of your finances.
Barbara Dunne, community investment co-ordinator at Sovereign, stressed the importance of teaching good money management.
She said: “Some of these students are potentially our future residents and it’s imperative that they know how to look after their income, and know the difference between their needs, wants and aspirations.”
Sovereign and the CAB are also working with Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College, in Wessex Close.