On Friday 21 May, I was really pleased to visit Cannon Lane Primary School with KickStart Money. We know that money habits are formed by the age of 7, and so making an early intervention at a primary level crucial to shaping attitudes to money in adulthood. KickStart's has a great programme working to combat the decline in the UK’s saving culture by promoting financial education at the crucial age when attitudes towards money are formed and it was really good to see it in action.
While I was at the school, I also spoke with members of the School Council. They had some incredible questions and it was amazing to hear what they have been doing to help improve their school, including a tree planting programme to support the local environment.
I look forward to returning the favour and having the school to visit in Parliament as soon as we are allowed.