Virtual Money Twist – Lower KS2

A free virtual financial education programme aimed at 7-8 year olds in primary schools – Funded by KickStart Money

Format

3 x 60 minute live sessions delivered over six weeks – 1 X Assembly Video – 1 X Teacher Resource Pack – 1 X Family Activity Pack. Materials sent in advance.

Target Group

7-8 year olds – P4/5 in Scotland – Virtual Upper KS2, directly delivered and digital versions also available.

Group Size

12-30 young people.

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Content

A financial education programme designed to help set positive money habits and mindsets from an early age.

Our expert trainers deliver live and secure online lessons to your school as pupils complete activities in class. This is combined with teacher resources and family challenges. All materials are sent in advance.

Our unique and engaging activities will teach pupils how to become informed consumers, savvy savers, and mindful spenders by bringing money to life and making finance fun.

Sessions cover:

  • Assembly: An introductory video to different money mindsets and 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 decisions, delaying gratification, needs versus wants and understanding that money is finite.
  • My Future: Understanding why people save, money goals and how setting positive money habits now helps in the future.

Virtual Money Twist involves writing, drawing, maths and problem-solving. We use videos and MyBnk Manga comics to engage students so they can remember new knowledge and form their own opinions. Underpinning behaviour change is the development of executive functions.

Virtual Money Twist KS2 references the UK’s Financial Education Planning Framework for teachers. An in-person version is also available.

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

“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

"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

Quality and Training Manager

"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