Wilmslow accountancy firm, Castletons Accountants delivered a 'Money Management' workshop for students aged 17-18 at Wilmslow High School, as part of their preparation for leaving the school in the summer.
The aim of the session was to raise financial awareness and to encourage the students to start thinking about money management and some of the issues they are likely to face as they enter the next stage of their lives. Whether they plan on going to university, applying for a job, an apprenticeship or taking a gap year, there will almost certainly be financial challenges ahead. The practical workshops covered a number of topics including bank accounts, income, budgeting, payslips and taxation.
Jackie Ford, Director of Castletons said: "Managing finances is a topic that is too often learned about the hard way. If we can even contribute a little towards preparing local young people for the financial responsibility they will have to face in the next year or so, then we feel we will have achieved something worthwhile."
Mark Vincent, Assistant Headteacher commented: "Our students can benefit in so many ways from listening to our local community 'Achievement Partners' talk about their areas of expertise. Over the past couple of years, we have forged a number of excellent partnerships with local businesses, and we are delighted that Castletons have offered to support the delivery of financial guidance to students at the High School."
Photo: Jackie Ford, Director of Castletons and Jessica Martin, Deputy Head Girl at Wilmslow High School.