Bank of England unveils new education initiative

The “econoME” programme seeks to bring basic economics into UK classrooms

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Economics is not widely taught in UK schools

The Bank of England launched a new educational initiative today (April 27), publishing materials designed to support the teaching of basic economics in schools.

The “econoME” programme offers a set of educational materials to schools that want to teach pupils about economic decision-making. The materials include lesson plans, presentations and interactive activities and videos. The programme is free to download and does not require any formal training in economics.

The BoE has made education a

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