A member of parliament visited a primary school to hear how pupils are learning about a money skills programme.

On March 27, Conservative MP for Harrow East, Bob Blackman joined pupils at Camrose Primary School in Harrow to meet with students who are benefitting from a “financial education initiative” called KickStart Money.

The school workshops, delivered by financial education charity MyBnk, are part of a scheme to increase “financial capability” in young people by creating a positive attitude toward saving.

The KickStart Money project funded by 20 financial services firms.

Mr Blackman join a group of 9 to 11-year-olds to discuss the value of money, including the concept of “deals to needs” versus “wants and saving”.

The aim of the project is educate children on the value of money.

The Money Advice Service has suggested that an early intervention is “key” and that behavioural attitudes toward money are formed at a young age. And that only a third of parents speak to their children about money.

Mr Blackman, said: “This is a fantastic initiative that tackles the root cause of some of the most pressing issues in society today.

“It goes right to the heart of tackling a huge issue in Harrow East and does so at exactly the right time for kids.”

Selina Mehta, a teacher at Camrose Primary School, said: “What MyBnk and Kickstart Money are doing here is really important for our young people.

“Their money lessons help us deliver PSHE and bring money to life, this way they can be better prepared for the future”.

“We’re hoping politicians will see the benefit and be encouraged to add financial education to the curriculum in primary schools.”

KickStart Money is the work of twenty of Britain's leading savings and investment firms, brought together by TISA (Tax Incentivised Savings Association).

The aim is to enhance financial education in UK primary schools by piloting a scheme to at least 18,000 primary school children over the next 3 years. It will be evaluated by the Money Advice Service.