Sporty Money Twist

Bringing financial education to life through sport – Developed for outdoor provision such as National Citizenship Service

Format

2 hour workshop

Target Group

14-18 year olds

Group Size

12-30 young people

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Content

Sporty Money Twist is an innovative blend of active games and discussion that communicates key financial messages in a fun and effective way.

The session gives young people the opportunity to ‘play’ with financial education, which in turn brings money to life and strengthens learning.

Sessions cover:

  • My Money: Sources of income, minimum wage, payslips, tax, national insurance and government income and expenditure.

Sporty Money Twist approaches financial capability in a hands-on manner as young people play games and work together to understand and address key topics like public finance. The key elements of fun, friendly competition and detailed content allow participants to discuss and share their views in an engaging and comfortable environment.

The programme is designed to get young people thinking and caring about their finances, both now and in their short and long-term futures. Participants are given the opportunity to learn and change their behaviour through activities that cater for all levels of ability.

Sporty Money Twist can be delivered on a playing area outside or in a large indoor hall.

Our own research has shown that combining physical activity with financial education can sometimes be more effective than traditional classroom based lessons.

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 Our Programmes

99

of teachers and youth workers rated MyBnk’s programmes as ‘Valuable’ or ‘Very Valuable’

35

profits made from average £19 MyBnk enterprise loan

95

of young people rated MyBnk’s trainers as ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’

"A fool and their money is soon parted".

Nick Smith-Patel

Head of Young Adult Education

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” —Benjamin E. Mayes

Kate Entwistle

Education Officer

"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 officer

“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

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Money. Come in!

Mette Barker

South & Freelance Manager

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

Barry Challis

Office and IT Administrator