A highly interactive financial education programme building young people’s knowledge around basic finance and helping them engage with
money. Money Twist involves writing, presenting, drawing, maths and problem-solving.
Its impact has been independently assessed under the Money Advice Service's 'What Works Fund'.
Format: 3 x 100 minute sessions. Can be delivered over 2-3 separate sessions.
Target group: 11-14 year olds.
Group size: 12-30 young people.
Session 1: The functions of money, understanding their relationship with money and the impact that advertising, peer and media
pressure, and shopping deals can have. Alongside comparing costs and benefits of a range of goods and service.
Session 2: Creating positive money mindsets through exploring money motivations, budgeting, minimum wage, needs and wants, and making financial decisions based on their circumstances.
Session 3: Making good money decisions based on current and savings accounts, interest, low of money, understanding bank statements, overdrafts and the future of money.
Money Twist engages pupils to discuss, present, problem-solve and apply math. We use real life case studies, ‘escape room’ style games,
and videos, enabling them to understand habits, motivations and how to manage their relationship with money. Activities cater for a variety of learning styles, with extensions and ability variations.
Money Twist references the Youth Financial Capability Group’s Financial Education Planning Framework for UK teachers. The content
maps into the financial literacy parts of the Citizenship, Maths and PSHE curriculum. 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 sessions can be run simultaneously to allow several classes to take part at once. VIDEO