Money Twist KS3

A financial education programme aimed at 11-14 year olds in secondary schools. Proven and evaluated by the Money Advice Service’s Evidence Hub.

Format

3 x 100 min workshops. Can be delivered over 2-3 separate sessions.

Target Group

11-14 year olds.

Group Size

12-30 young people.

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Content

Three highly interactive sessions building young people’s knowledge around basic finance and helping them engage with money:

  • My Money: History and functions of money, security features of notes, currency and exchange rates.
  • My Choices: Budgeting, youth employment, minimum wage, needs and wants, shopping deals, risk and saving.
  • My Future: Interest, current and savings accounts, ethical banking, flow of money, consumer choice and future of money.

See how this programme maps into the National Curriculum.

An award-winning programme, Money Twist involves writing, presenting, drawing, maths and problem-solving. We use real life case studies, colourful resources, games and videos and popular culture, enabling students to explore and form their own opinions regarding their relationship with money. Activities cater for a variety of learning styles, with many extensions and ability variations.

Money Twist is based on Ofsted financial education guidelines and references OECD PISA and MAS frameworks. The content maps into the financial literacy parts of the new Citizenship and Maths curriculum, PSHEE and touches on other subject areas such as English and Geography. It is ideal for financial capability focus days, enterprise weeks, or can be built into a scheme of work over a number of weeks.

Multiple Money Twist workshops can be run simultaneously to allow several classes to take part at once.

Money Twist has been evaluated and proven by The Money Advice Service’s Evidence Hub. This programme also won Children & Young People Now’s Financial Capability Award 2010!

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.

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"What we do is creative and fun, yet so essential."

Sharan Jaswal

Education Director

"When YP understand the world around them, anything is possible. MyBnk helps YP to understand their relationship with money and how to make good financial decisions."

Fiona Montgomery

Education Manager

"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

“The impact of this is huge. As a former school pupil (and teacher), financial education has been hard to come by… until now!”

Steven Champion

Education Officer

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"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. MyBnk makes it possible for young people to learn about money management in a fun, interactive and inspiring way and equips them for their futures."

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