Tinchy teaches kids about money
Published 04/03/2010 | 17:01
Tinchy Stryder went back to school to help teach children about personal finance.
The 20-year-old chart-topper joined teachers in St Matthew Academy in Lewisham, in London, to promote the Government's My Money programme, a £10 million scheme which aims to encourage schools to teach children about money in a way that's relevant to their lives.
Rapper Tinchy, who self-financed his first album, said he had to learn lessons about money himself as he rose to fame, and he wished he'd been taught the basics at school.
He said: "Many young people have big dreams about their future, just as I did when I was younger. I had to work hard to make the money I needed to make those dreams come true.
"I'm so pleased to be supporting the My Money programme as I think it's really important that kids get taught about personal finance from an early age. I hope schools and young people across the country get on board with the My Money initiative, sign up to My Money Week and put personal finance firmly on the agenda."
During My Money Week, which takes place from June 28 to July 4, thousands of schools will deliver specially themed financial education lessons.