STUDENTS from Netherhall Learning Campus learning disabilities celebrated completing a Managing my Money workshop which has helped with managing their finances and living independently.
The group from Huddersfield took part in a project called Inspire Me, set up by Mencap and ENABLE Scotland to support 25,000 young people with a learning disability aged 14-25 across the UK.
Inspire Me is funded by The Co-operative Charity of the Year partnership which has raised more than £7 million for young people with a learning disability.
Young people with learning disabilities are twice as likely not to be engaged in education, employment or training as those without.
The Inspire Me project provides activities and training that give young people with a learning disability the chance to learn new skills and to build their confidence.
Young people from the school took part in the workshop and learned about the importance of budgeting, the differences between essential and non essential purchases, the potential consequences of overspending as well as money safety and the importance of bank accounts.
Students said the workshop has helped them to think more about how to look after their money once they have left school.
The Year 11 students who are considering moving onto to college, benefitted greatly from learning about the dangers of credit cards and were shocked to hear how high APR can be.
Charlene Robson, the youth coordinator for the Inspire Me project in Yorkshire said: "I feel privileged to have worked with the students at Netherhall Learning Campus.
"Many young people find managing their finances a challenge.
"It is important to provide young people with the tools to improve their skills and confidence with money management.
"Inspire Me does this in a unique and fun way", she said.