Money Twist KS3

A financial education programme aimed at 11-14 year olds in secondary schools

Independently Assessed

Format

3 x 100 min sessions. Can be delivered over 2-3 separate sessions

Target Group

11-14 year olds

Group Size

12-30 young people

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Content

A highly interactive financial education programme building young people’s knowledge around basic finance and helping them engage with money.

Money Twist involves writing, presenting, drawing, maths and problem-solving.

Sessions cover:

  • Session 1: The functions of money, understanding their relationship with money and the impact that advertising, peer and media pressure, and shopping deals can have. Alongside comparing costs and benefits of a range of goods and service.
  • Session 2: Exploring the cost of living, wages and income to learn budgeting skills, differentiating needs from wants and making financial decisions based on their circumstances.
  • Session 3: Making good money decisions based on current and savings accounts, interest, flow of money, understanding bank statements, overdrafts and the future of money.

See how this programme maps into the National Curriculum and references the UK’s Financial Education Planning Framework for teachers.

Money Twist engages pupils to discuss, present, problem-solve and apply math. We use real life case studies, ‘escape room’ style games, and videos, enabling them to understand habits, motivations and how to manage their relationship with money.

Activities cater for a variety of learning styles, with extensions and ability variations. The content maps into the financial literacy parts of the Citizenship, Maths and PSHE curriculum. It is ideal for financial capability focus days, enterprise weeks, or can be built into a scheme of work over a number
of weeks.

Multiple sessions can be run simultaneously to allow several classes to take part at once.

Money Twist has been evaluated and proven by The Money Advice Service’s Evidence Hub. This programme also won Children & Young People Now’s Financial Capability Award 2010!

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 and enterprise experiences pack a BIG punch!

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

"I'm getting them on this course!" Single mother Chantel, 19, takes control of her finances, and her future

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

Impact After Our Programmes

73

Teachers who thought MyBnk training was more effective than the training delivered by school staff

31

Of pupils who have not made a financial plan now would

45

Shift towards young people’s moderation in spending and savings habits

"When young people understand the world around them, anything is possible. MyBnk helps them to understand their relationship with money and how to make good financial decisions".

Fiona Montgomery

Head of Education - School Age

"MyBnk is a creative and exciting organisation that targets the increasing need for relevant and engaging financial education for young people. We can and will put young people first!"

Dominique Kent-Saisch

Education Officer

"I just want to help young people have the knowledge I never had. I want them to understand things like APR as much as they understand LOL".

Carl Clark

Education Officer

"Taking the dull elements of finance, adding some real life and making them actually alright, if not kind of enjoyable!"

Andy Small

Education Officer

"My passion is inspiring and enabling young people with skills they need to be financially aware".

Laura Ellis

Regional Education Officer - South

Natalie Bartlett

Regional Education Officer- South

"MyBnk is inspired by input and ideas from young people, which makes it an exciting and fun place to work!"

Mette Barker

Partnership Manager

"Money really does ‘talk’ and it’s important for young people to learn and speak the language of the financial world they will be entering one day".

Jade Rowlands

Education Coordinator