Pupils learn valuable lessons in banking

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PUPILS from a secondary school have been working on their maths with a helping hand from a bank.

Henry Cort Community College, in Fareham, teamed up with Barclays to create two workshops to help Year 11 students understand the value of money.

Around 180 students listened to a presentation by Kim Crowhurst, assistant manager of the Fareham branch. She explained the differences between credit and debit cards, how to cope if you get stranded on holiday, the best way to save and the benefits of mobile banking.

Mrs Crowhurst said: ‘We thoroughly enjoy helping young people to prepare for the world of work.

‘We find that visiting schools and adding real-world examples to lessons enables students to think about banking in a practical and effective way.’

Principal Phil Munday said: ‘Our role is to develop assured, capable, enterprising people.

‘We were delighted to welcome Barclays and we appreciate the valuable sessions they delivered.’