Money Twist – Upper KS2

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

Independently Assessed

Format

3 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 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 related to the consequences of everyday spending and saving.
  • My Money: Awareness of money habits, delayed gratification and looking at strategies to resist temptation when spending.
  • My Choices: Prioritising needs and wants, the cost of living and exploring how to manage your money through budgeting.
  • My Future: The benefits of saving, understanding interest as both a reward for saving and a charge for borrowing. Looking at different financial risks and setting a future finance goal.

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

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

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 the full findings 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 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

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

"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