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Patrington CE Primary Academy recognised with HSBC UK Smart Money 2023 Award for commitment to financial education


Patrington CE Primary Academy staff and students received their HSBC Smart Money Award trophy at a special, interactive financial education and awards assembly .

Recognising their achievements in helping build the financial health and capabilities of their students, Patrington CE Primary Academy, part of Ebor Academy Trust, is the recipient of a 2023 HSBC UK Smart Money Award.

Over the past 12 months local members of the HSBC UK Education Network have worked alongside Patrington Primary staff to deliver a series of financial education lessons, developed in line with the national curriculum, to students Early Years to Year 6.

Stacy Hopper Regional Education Champion from HSBC UK, said:

“We’re thrilled to recognise Patrington Primary Academy with a 2023 HSBC UK Smart Money Award, celebrating their efforts to help students build their financial health and develop important skills for the future.”

“In an increasingly digital world, money is becoming invisible to young people making it harder for them to grasp the concept of what money is.  Together, we explored real-world topics with their students, such as how a bank account works, budgeting, understanding the difference between needs and wants, credit, ways to pay for things and keeping your information safe.”

Staff and students were presented with their HSBC Smart Money Award trophy by Stacy Hopper at a special, interactive financial education and award ceremony on Friday 28th April. The school will also receive a digital ‘badge’ to show their achievement across their digital channels.

Patrington CE Primary Academy is one of around 500 schools across the UK to be recognised in the inaugural HSBC UK Smart Money Awards this year. Schools who have received five or more financial capability lessons over the past 12 months, are eligible for the award.

About HSBC UK’s Financial Education Network Programmes

HSBC UK’s financial education team work with schools up and down the country to deliver lessons and resources to young people aged three to 25 years. In 2022 the bank helped more than 445,000 young people build financial skills through their partnerships and the HSBC UK Education Network.1

If you’re interested in running financial education sessions, you can nominate your school, college, youth group or charity to receive HSBC UK’s free financial education programmes delivered digitally or in person. Sessions can be tailored to focus on specific age groups and needs so that participants can get the most from each session.

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Free on-demand resources for parents and educators:

The bank also offers free resources for parents / caregivers, children and teachers to access anytime on HSBC UK’s Financial Education Hub, including:

  • First Steps: Resources for ages 3 to 7 to help them become familiar with money and the monetary terms we use
  • Developing Skills: Resources for ages 7 to 11 to help them develop an understanding of the decisions that we make around money, our needs and our wants.
  • Smart Money: Resources for ages 11 to 16 to help them to make the most of their money and tips to avoid being caught out by fraud.
  • Young Adults: Resources for ages 16 and over to help them to level up their finances and become financially fitter.

For more information, to nominate a school and for the full range of learning resources, which can be downloaded and used at home, visit the Financial Education Hub



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