A FINANCIAL education programme popular with Keighley-district schools has moved online.

Yorkshire Building Society has launched six web-based lessons as part of its Money Minds initiative – a free programme of activities designed to help children learn about managing finances.

Normally sessions would be staged in schools by society staff, through a volunteering programme. But due to lockdown, resources have been produced digitally.

Two Key Stage 1 Money Minds lessons on the topics of Keeping Money Safe and Wants and Needs have been released, together with Key Stage 2 sessions on Vacation Venture and Project Party to teach young people about the importance of budgeting.

Also, Key Stage 3 students are catered for with lessons covering Bills and Budgets and Project Profit.

Each video lesson should take between 25 and 40 minutes to complete.

Sharon Stirling, for Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We know there have been really hard times over the last ten months or so for children, teachers, parents and guardians. Now with schools closed again to many I hope our digital lessons will help in some small way to make their lives a little easier by providing some quality content available to use for home-schooling or in classrooms for vulnerable children and those of key workers.”

For more details, visit ybs.co.uk/your-society/money-minds.