A 14-year-old girl has been recognised for her work helping teach other schoolchildren how to save money.

Mominah Ramzan, a year ten pupil at Walthamstow School for Girls, has volunteered for the charity MyBnk, who deliver lessons on budgeting and saving in schools across the UK.

She has helped make their programmes relevant for young people and has spoken at national conferences.

As a result, her school has been named a national ambassador outfit for financial education.

Mominah said: “Initially, I wanted to get involved in something out of school, and came across MyBnk through my schools newsletter. I made new friends, and began to get involved in lots of unique opportunities, like representing young people at the Money and Pension Service conference.

“It’s enabled me to learn lifelong financial skills which I would never be able to gain through academic education alone.”

Walthamstow School for Girls now runs youth run banking schemes. All students also receive dedicated lessons in personal, public and student finance to prepare them for adult life.

Mominah was presented with an award for services to financial education by Guy Rigden, MyBnk CEO and Yasmin Drakes, MyBnk young trustee and received £250.

Marianna Philippou, assistant headteacher at Walthamstow School for Girls, said: “MyBnk have offered amazing opportunities for student leadership where young people feel genuinely valued, listened to and part of the charity and its mission. It has helped them to understand how the real world works and built key skills such as leadership, confidence, organisation and public speaking.

“Being an ambassador School and having student ambassadors has really helped to organise events and raise our profile as well as give responsibility over to the students themselves.”