Barking and Dagenham students learn to manage their money

Barking and Dagenham College students (from left) Nina Olatunbosun (18), Latifat Akande (57), Georgi

Barking and Dagenham College students (from left) Nina Olatunbosun (18), Latifat Akande (57), Georgina Gomes (18), Patrick Onwuzurike (18), Gina Coker (18) and Santa Steponavieiate (19). - Credit: Archant

Students were given a lesson in money matters during the Barclays Money Skills Week.

The event, run with the help of the high-street bank and the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, was set up to help Barking and Dagenham College students control their finances.

Advice included managing money on a daily basis, how to shop on a budget, accessing credit and choosing bank accounts.

Workshops also gave experience of making the right choices with money. These included ‘Fashion on a Budget’ where students were given £30 to buy an entire outfit.

Chris Hearn from Barclays said: “We’re determined to help young people develop the skills they need in later life to manage money.”