Bank of England teams up with Beano comic to boost financial literacy – Reuters UK

LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey will receive aid from Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx and other characters from Britains longest-running comic on Thursday to assist school children find out more about cash.
Characters from The Beano, released weekly because 1938, will be part of lesson prepare for teachers at British main schools.
In one lesson, Minnie chooses how to spend 10 pounds she gets as a birthday present, while in another Dennis is almost taken in by a monetary fraud.
Bailey – who has spent the majority of his time wrestling with the financial impact of the coronavirus given that taking the BoEs helm in March – will release the program online later Thursday.
The Beanos publishers said their marketing research had revealed that only 27% of children taken pleasure in discovering cash, dropping to just 19% of girls.
The BoE is not the very first reserve bank to utilize cartoons to get its message throughout to kids.
More than 10 years back, the European Central Bank released an animation of a scaly, blue “inflation monster” terrorising a city similar to Frankfurt until it was tamed by ECB authorities.
Reporting by David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison

SUBMIT PHOTO: A security officer stands outside the Bank of England in London, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville// File Photo

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