The Head Girl of a Hillingdon school is helping fellow student’s master money after persuading her teachers to tackle financial education.

Dilmeet Kapoor, 16, wanted to create a project to help students at Guru Nanak Sikh Academy get a head-start on the real world of budgeting, bills and debt. However, she discovered financial education is not compulsory in Sixth Forms.

After finding MyBnk, she made her pitch to ‘bring in the experts’ and they armed year 12 students with key money skills.

Less than half of young people in the UK have received any form of financial education, according to the Money and Pensions Service. This is despite them being the most susceptible to scams and taking the hardest economic hit of the pandemic.

Read all about it in Hillingdon Today.

The Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Foundation are funding MyBnk programmes across London for 5-25 year olds in schools and youth organisations. Contact for more.