Youth Financial Wellbeing For Your School

Financial Literacy for Young People

Youth Financial Wellbeing is a core life skill. A skill that benefits children growing up in an increasingly complex world because they have the essential knowledge to make informed decisions about money and are therefore better placed to take charge of their own financial future.

At Bank of Ireland, we have developed a Youth Financial Wellbeing programme which is available to both primary and secondary schools. Registration for either programme can be done by clicking on the link below.

Register Your School

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Money Smarts Programme for Secondary Schools

Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Programme for secondary schools is made up of five key elements, which the bank has developed in conjunction with financial educators for Irish secondary school students. Delivered virtually with the support of our dedicated team of Youth Coordinators, elements include:

  1. The virtual delivery of 4 Financial Literacy Presentations for Junior and Senior Cycles.
    Topics include: spending and borrowing, earning and managing money, planning and budgeting and protecting your money.
  2. Set up and running of a virtual School Bank (available mid Q1 2021)
  3. Virtual delivery of a Start Your Own Business Workshop
  4. Virtual delivery of a CV & Interview Skills Workshop
  5. Opportunity to participate in the Bank of Ireland Virtual Money Smarts Challenge

Our newly created School Hub has lots more detailed information on all the programme elements listed above.

Ollie the Owl for Primary Schools

Primary schools can avail of our Talking Cents with Ollie Programme which is developed specifically for children aged 7 – 12. There are six easy-to-follow money lessons. Each lesson is divided into stories, discussion guides, interesting facts and activities to help children learn about money in a fun and engaging way.

View a sample lesson

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