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

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

Laura Mattson

Quality & Training Manager

"If money go before, all ways do lie open" (Shakespeare)

Emily Weldin

Education Officer

"If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy."

Rammiza Akhtar

Education Officer

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

Wendy Grace

Education Delivery Manager

“Don’t just make money, make a difference”.

Sarah Kirby

Regional Education Officer - North West

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 Partnership Manager Scotland

"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".

Laura Ellis

Regional Delivery Manager South

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

Jade Jennings

Partnership Manager

“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” Bob Marley

Lisa Brown

Programme Coordinator

“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” - Dave Ramsey

Barry Challis

Office and IT Administrator

“The best things in life are free".

Linda De Abreu

Finance & HR Officer