Family Money Buzz – Energy Detectives is a free independent learning programme addressing energy consumption and how it impacts both the environment and the cost of living. Supported by UK Power Networks, it aims to reduce fuel poverty whilst improving financial capability.
Young people are led through a digital investigation with Detective Wes, a Manga inspired energy hero, to explore energy usage in their home. They discover clues to crack the case of energy waste and uncover ways to cut costs. It includes activities and videos, and uses literacy and critical thinking skills.
These activities can be introduced to young people by parents or incorporated into a teachers’ adapted curriculum.