Duchess of Cornwall launches children’s finance competition

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THE Duchess of Cornwall has launched a national competition for young people today, aimed at encouraging them to learn about money and finances.

Camilla is urging children and teenagers to take up the challenge of developing their own A-Z of money through creative writing and improve their skills with cash.

The competition is launched by financial education charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) and will be a key part of My Money Week, which runs from 3 -9 June, and aims to improve young people’s financial capabilities.

The duchess said: “The My Money Week competition this year is setting young people from the ages of four to 19 the challenge to think creatively about the A-Z of money.

“I hope the competition will encourage them to find out about finance and have fun putting it into their own words.”

The event, organised by pfeg in partnership with Barclays bank, is now in its fifth year and supports anyone teaching young people about money by providing fun and engaging resources.

This year the initiative has been expanded beyond England to include Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.