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Trust team up with Fusion Project

18th October 2018
Foundation

Swans Community Trust are teaming up with the Welsh Assembly Government’s Fusion Project and Cynnydd Programme to help young people at Ysgol Bae Baglan improve their understanding of finances.

Working with 10 pupils in years 7 & 8, Community Trust staff will be delivering sessions in the school, as well as arranging a trip to the Liberty to see the Swans take on Reading in the EFL Championship.

The pupils will learn about how to budget their money, research what it costs to attend football matches and create a website to show what they have learnt.

Club ambassador Leon Britton will also be paying the group a visit to give them an insight into his job and explain how important the Jack Army are to the players and club.

Graham Smith, secondary school lead of the Community Trust, said: “As a trust we are committed to helping young people be the best they can be and improving financial literacy can be an important part of that process.

“Knowing how to handle your finances is a vital skill to develop as early as possible because the positive habits you create will stay with you for life.”

Fusion co-ordinator Janet Weaver echoed Graham’s comments, saying: "The main aim of the Fusion project is to promote attainment for young people, especially through the use of cultural opportunities, using film and media as a tool for engagement.

“The project has delivered a number of ‘Creative Finance’ projects that fully engage the pupils in the process, planning and delivery; enabling them to share their own ideas and experiences and to learn key social and financial skills for the future. This course is a fantastic way of continuing that programme.”

If you would like to know more about this exciting project, or how the Community Trust could run a similar programme in your school, contact Graham Smith on graham@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk.