Over 3,000 West Midlands children receive financial education and other key life lessons

Funding of almost £80,000 from the Wesleyan Foundation enabled the Little Chicks Life Lessons programme to be delivered to 10 primary schools across the West Midlands. It provided 9,450 books and reached around 3,150 primary school children.

Created by Midlands businesswoman Alison Delaney, Little Chicks Life Lessons is a unique education programme focused on developing the dreams and aspirations of primary school children and equipping them with key life skills.  

Wesleyan, the Birmingham-based financial services mutual, also supported the publication and distribution of two new books by Little Chicks Life Lessons including ‘Little Chicks Nest Egg’ which was specifically created in partnership to introduce early awareness and increase children’s understanding about the importance of savings and forming healthy financial habits.

As part of the support, Wesleyan financial advisors also delivered financial wellbeing workshops and webinars to every teacher within the funded schools.

Nadeem Bashir, Principal at Shirestone Academy, one of the participating schools added: ”The Little Chicks Life Lessons programme has had a such a positive impact on our children and teachers, inspiring them to explore their dreams and aspirations in a creative and structured way, as well as developing their financial awareness at an early age. We are thankful to Little Chicks Life Lessons and to Wesleyan for the dedicated resources provided to our school and the wider support for our teachers.”    

Alison Delaney, founder of the programme said “On behalf of all the children, teachers and schools that participated in the programme and benefitted from the funding provided by Wesleyan, I want to say a huge and heartfelt thank you. Your support will have a positive impact on the confidence, skills and prospects of the young children in our region and help them to develop their aspirations and dreams as they go through life.”  

Nathan Wallis, Chief of Staff at Wesleyan, said:  “ We’re committed to supporting the customers of tomorrow understand the importance of personal finance today. That’s why we were delighted to support the Little Chicks Life Lessons education programme, a ground-breaking initiative focused on building confidence, self-belief and financial awareness in children”