22 March 2019

Local secondary school pupils supported by financial awareness workshops

Saffron Building Society has teamed up with specialist financial education consultants ‘WizeUp’ to give pupils tips and advice on financial well-being.

Over one hundred students from Helena Romanes School in Great Dunmow and Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport attended the sessions designed to cover important financial issues relevant to them including: budgeting, student finance, apprenticeships, flat sharing, credit cards, credit ratings, gap years and saving. The sessions, which also included tips on effective CV writing, were delivered with a hands-on approach and encouraged student group participation.

Ed Flack delivering financial awareness workshops to local students

: Ed Flack, from Wize-Up Consultants delivering financial awareness workshops to local students

Ed Flack, from WizeUp Consultants said: ‘We had three fantastic sessions with the students of years 12 and 13 at Helena Romanes School following a whole day with similar age students at Joyce Frankland Academy.

My thanks go to everyone at these schools, especially the young people for their enthusiasm and involvement in all of the sessions. We received some great feedback from those attending and staff afterwards. We’ll be supporting these students throughout the coming year through our website but also on a one to one basis via email.

Without the sponsorship support of Saffron Building Society, sessions like these would not be possible in the local area, nor would the ongoing support.”

Claire Hunnable, Saffron’s Senior Executive Assistant & Community Business Partner added: “Ed’s passion and his bespoke, down to earth sessions provide essential life skill education to the students who are lucky enough to experience it. The content is real, relevant, honest and received with enthusiasm and interest.

As a mutual, community is at the heart of everything we do. Saffron Building Society is delighted to be funding these financial awareness sessions for the next generation in our local communities.”

Find out more information about Saffron Building Society’s wider work supporting the community.