Money Twist – Lower KS2

A free directly delivered financial education programme aimed at 7-8 year olds in primary schools

 

Independently Assessed

Format

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

Target Group

7-8 year olds – P4/5 in Scotland – Upper KS2 also 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 mindsets from an early age.

Expert-led sessions are complemented by an assembly, teacher resources and family challenges. These 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 the consequences of everyday spending and saving.
  • My Money: Looking at how and where we get money, forms of payment and different bank accounts.
  • My Choices: Making choices with money, delaying gratification, needs vs wants and understanding that money is finite.
  • My Future: Understanding why people save, setting money goals and how having positive money habits now helps in the future.

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

Money Twist is partially funded by KickStart Money via The Centre for Financial Capability.

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.

Money Twist has been evaluated and proven by The Money Advice Service’s Evidence Hub.

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 This Programme

68

Pupils who would not delay gratification, now would

70

Pupils are now pursuing a savings goal

87

Teachers say pupils now know financial decisions have consequences

"Wealth comes in more ways than one".

Rebekah Young

Senior Fundraising Manager

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

Fiona Montgomery

Head of School Age Education

"A fool and their money is soon parted".

Nick Smith-Patel

Head of Young Adult Education

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

Laura Mattson

Quality & Training Manager

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

Wendy Grace

Education officer

Andreu Quintana

Regional Education Officer - Scotland

"Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son's education, than leave it him in your will." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Gemma Orr

Regional Education Officer - Scotland

Josh Rigby-Farrell

Regional Education Officer - North West

"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".

Laura Ellis

Regional Education Officer - South

"Save money, and money will save you!"

Naomi Darling

Communications Officer

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

Jade Jennings

Partnership Manager

"Your future depends on what you do today" - Mahatma Gandhi

Sylwia Szymanska

Education Coordinator