Financial Literacy for your school
Understanding how to manage money will help students to get ahead in life.
Bank of Ireland has developed Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship programmes for primary and secondary schools.
A specialised 2-day workshop and dedicated money magazines, usable as a teaching resource or to be taken home by children to discuss with their parents.
Financial Literacy Week, delivered by our Youth Coordinators, with events which run during the school day.
“The Bank of Ireland Schools Programme presents the students with a safe environment which can develop their creativity and entrepreneurial skills, under the guidance of the excellent youth coordinators.”
Teacher, Loreto Convent, Donegal
Primary school programmes
Talking Cents with Ollie
This magazine helps children aged 7-12 learn the essentials about money and includes discussion tips for teachers and parents.
Bizworld @ Bank of Ireland Workshop
Guided by a tutor, 5th class students form a startup company and develop a new business idea during a 2-day workshop, where they’ll put entrepreneurial skills into practice, including:
- critical thinking
- risk analysis
- resilience and adaptability
Secondary school programmes
Bank of Ireland Youth Coordinators help secondary school students (Junior and Senior Cycle) to understand financial management skills and more including:
- money management
- earning and spending
- starting a business
- staying safe online
It also features a talk to parents / guardians on preparing for life after secondary school.
Students learn about banking by working in a school bank. CV-enhancing roles include Bank Manager and Digital Marketing Manager, among others. Insights are gained into:
- CV and interview skills
- customer service
- presentation skills
This workshop opens the door to the world of business over 3 days. TY students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills for life, while practising entrepreneurship, communication and teamwork.
Bond Trader challenge
5th and 6th years learn about business and enterprise through stimulating interactive games, competitions and outings. Teams are put in real-life market situations, and must decide whether to buy or sell stocks as if they were on a trading floor.
Key learnings that determine whether they make or lose money include:
- economic indicators
- the law of supply and demand
- the relationship between interest and inflation