Family Money Buzz – Energy Detectives
An interactive online financial education programme for 9-11 year olds focusing on energy efficiency
Family Money Buzz – Energy Detectives is a free independent learning programme addressing energy consumption and how it impacts both the environment and the cost of living. Supported by UK Power Networks, it aims to reduce fuel poverty whilst improving financial capability.
Young people are led through a digital investigation with Detective Wes, a Manga inspired energy hero, to explore energy usage in their home. They discover clues to crack the case of energy waste and uncover ways to cut costs. It includes activities and videos, and uses literacy and critical thinking skills.
These activities can be introduced to young people by parents or incorporated into a teachers’ adapted curriculum.
Recognition of costs: Where energy comes from, and understanding wasting energy can be costly.
How to reduce waste: Looking at a number of practical ways to reduce common energy costs.
Understanding consequences of use: In terms of financial and environmental impact.
Family Money Buzz – Energy Detectives is part of a targeted school programme and complements our Family Money Twist home learning programmes for Years 1-2* and 3-6** and 7-9. These online sessions are underpinned by directly delivered programmes for both upper and lower Key Stage 2 pupils in primary schools.
*P1-2 -**P4-6 – ***S1-2 in Scotland
Of pupils who would not delay gratification, now would
Of pupils are now pursuing a savings goal
Of teachers said pupils now know financial decisions have consequences
“Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” [John Wooden]
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"The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.” [George Freeman]
"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent".
"There are people who have money and people who are rich". [Coco Chanel]
"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".
"Having money shouldn't cost you".
"Save money, and money will save you!"
"If money is the sea, learn to ride the waves".
"Money speaks every language in the world".