Money Twist – Upper KS2

A financial education programme aimed at 9-11 year olds. Free for primary schools. Part of KickStart Money

 

Independently Assessed

Format

4 x 75 minute sessions delivered over 6 weeks – 1 x Assembly – Teacher Resource Pack – Family Activity Pack

Target Group

9-11 year olds. Lower KS2 is available

Group Size

12-30 young people

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Content

A highly interactive financial education programme, designed to help set positive money habits and mind-sets from an early age.

Expert-led sessions are complemented by assemblies, teacher resources and homework challenges. MyBnk’s unique and engaging activities teach young people to become informed consumers, savvy savers, and mindful spenders by making finance fun.

Sessions cover:

  • Assembly: Introduction to different money mindsets relating to everyday spending and saving.
  • My Money: Earning money and wages, working as a team, testing knowledge and problem solving skills.
  • My Choices: Habits and consequences, choices, needs vs wants, understanding money is finite.
  • My Future: Setting money goals, reasons to save, understanding how setting positive money habits now will help in the future.
  • Money Buzz: Learning about energy consumption and how this impacts both the environment and the cost of living.

Money Twist involves writing, presenting, drawing, maths and problem-solving. We use MyBnk Manga comics, interactive resources and videos, engaging students to remember new knowledge and form their own money opinions. Underpinning behaviour change is the development of executive functions.

Activities cater for a variety of learning styles, with extensions and ability variations. Money Twist is based on Ofsted financial education guidelines and references OECD, PISA and MAS frameworks.

Impact

This programme has been independently evaluated as part of the Money Advice Service’s ‘What Works Fund’ – examining the effectiveness of financial education interventions. See full impact here.

MyBnk Cancellation Policy: Cancellations and changes made to scheduled deliveries incur costs to MyBnk. Any changes made less than two weeks in advance will result in a £100 or, if less than three working days, £250 charge per MyBnk trainer. Full Terms & Conditions here.

Case Studies

From opening a first bank account and trading in real markets, to moving out of care and into independent living, MyBnk’s financial education workshops pack a BIG punch!

"It makes maths real!" Improving teens numeracy skills by understanding investment

“My Mind Has Been Blown!" - Shannon, 8, opens her first bank account and starts her savings journey

"Learning to live independently taught me I had worth" Leaving care and dodging bankruptcy

Impact After Our Programmes

68

Of pupils who would not delay gratification, now would

70

Of pupils are now pursuing a savings goal

87

Of teachers said pupils now know financial decisions have consequences

“Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” [John Wooden]

Fiona Montgomery

Head of Education - School Age

"A fool and their money is soon parted".

Nick Smith-Patel

Head of Education - Young Adults

Dominique Kent-Saisch

Education Officer

"The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.” [George Freeman]

Andy Small

Education Officer

"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent".

Laura Mattson

Education Officer

"There are people who have money and people who are rich". [Coco Chanel]

Wendy Grace

Education officer

"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".

Laura Ellis

Regional Education Officer - South

"Having money shouldn't cost you".

Natalie Bartlett

Regional Education Officer- South

"Save money, and money will save you!"

Naomi Darling

Communications & Facilitation Officer

"If money is the sea, learn to ride the waves".

Jade Rowlands

Partnership Manager

"Money speaks every language in the world".

Kate White

Education Coordinator