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Money Matters!

Life skills and using local community services is an important part of the curriculum at the Abbey School. On Tuesday 23rd April volunteers from the Farnham branch Citizens Advice Waverley visited The Abbey School and ran a “MoneyMatters” session with 33 students in years 8 and 9.

Students were involved with a number of interactive exercises including understanding different types of money, how credit is different and understanding the impact of credit when buying with credit versus cash. The sessions help to inform and raise awareness about the pros and cons of credit, before students are at an age to apply for credit cards and loans.


John O’Mahoney one of the CAB volunteers said “We’ve enjoyed running the session for the students who are keen to pick up tips and ideas about the impact of credit when buying things with credit compared with other types of money, so they are in a better position to make informed choices in the future”.

Mrs Willans, SENCo, said ‘the foundation of our curriculum is based upon the development of life skills and finance education is a very important aspect of this. Working in partnership with local organisations such as the CAB is the perfect way to introduce our students to the range of services provided by the local community.’

The "MoneyMatters" project is the CAB's proactive approach to the ever increasing debt problem in Waverley, by providing tailored training sessions to help people gain basic skills in budgeting, borrowing and saving. 

For more information about “MoneyMatters” training sessions the CAB delivers to schools, colleges, parents, and the wider community in Waverley, please contact Jo Cummins, Financial Capability Co-ordinator, or 01252 728505