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Bow School Awarded Centre Of Excellence...... Again

Bow School Awarded Centre Of Excellence…… Again

Bow School has been successful in achieving the reaccreditation of Centre of Excellence in financial education. Staff at the school have spent the past 3 years working with education specialists from Young Enterprise in order to meet a set of 5 criterions to create and deliver a detailed programme of financial education throughout the school.

The programme, funded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has been successfully completed and Bow School remains committed to providing high quality financial education, as shown by their reaccreditation status as a Centre of Excellence in financial education. The Centre of Excellence programme has a proven track record in helping young people understand more about money and personal finance.

The school is one of 140 across the country benefiting from the programme, 3 of which are currently funded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As a reaccredited Centre of Excellence, Bow School will now be aiming towards sharing its expertise with other schools in the local area to benefit the wider educational community and students in neighbouring schools.

Quote from Michael Mercieca, Young Enterprise Chief Executive:

“Bow School has worked extremely hard to achieve their reaccreditation as a Centre of Excellence, and we are pleased that its students are seeing the benefit of a whole school approach towards teaching financial education. We have been delighted to work with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to support the school in this achievement which will be of enormous benefit to students and have a real impact on their future. Our aim is to ensure that all students enter adult life with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to manage money well – and the partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch is helping to make this goal a reality.”

Quote from Cath Smith, Executive Headteacher:

“The whole team here at Bow School have worked extremely hard, with Young Enterprise’s help, to embed financial education into our curriculum. I am delighted that their efforts have been rewarded with this reaccreditation as a Centre of Excellence. High quality financial education is already bringing significant benefits to our students as they take their next steps in life.”

Camilla Fletcher, Head of EMEA Philanthropy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said:

“At Bank of America Merrill Lynch we believe it is important for everyone to have good basic money management skills, but particularly young people who are encountering money earlier than ever. Bow School has shown a great passion in ensuring their students have an in-depth knowledge of these essential skills and the award is well deserved.”


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