Online Money Twist – Years 7-9

A free online financial education programme for 11-14 year olds

Format

2 x 60-minute sessions – videos, quizzes and interactive activities

Target Group

11-14 year olds – S1-2 in Scotland

Group Size

Any

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Content

An interactive financial education programme that brings money to life for 11-14 year olds whilst setting positive money habits.

This independent learning course helps young people explore their relationship with money and the consequences of what we do with it. It can be introduced to children by parents or incorporated into teachers’ adapted curriculum.

Involving videos, games and quizzes, Online Money Twist shows young people how we earn, save, spend and budget.

Sessions cover:

  • Session 1 – Discovering what motivates people to spend money, the impact that advertising, peer and media pressure, and shopping deals can have and the costs and benefits of different products.

  • Session 2 – Learning how to differentiate our needs and wants and budget, the benefits of saving and the National Minimum Wage.

    Pupils watch MyBnk videos and follow guidance in order to complete independent activities.

These sessions are designed around the framework of: Best Deal, Best Feel and Best 4U and involves maths, critical thinking and reasoning.

Online Money Twist complements our Key Stage 3 classroom programme, a series of sessions delivered in school by MyBnk trainers.

We also offer an online Years 1-2*  parent / teacher-led programme and Years 3-6** child-led sessions.

*P1-2 **P4-6 in Scotland

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