Money Smarts Programme for Secondary Schools

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95%1 of teachers agree students benefit

100%1 of teachers recommend it

Award Winning2 Best Experience/Virtual Event

Over 150,0003 students participated

No. 1 for Financial Literacy 1

Considered to be the No.1 Financial Literacy Programme for Schools1, Money Smarts is packed with content, workshops and events designed to provide students with both financial literacy and key life skills they’ll benefit from for life.

Students can also put their financial literacy knowledge to the test to win some substantial prizes for their school and themselves, in the award winning Money Smarts Challenge.

Teachers! Our team of Youth Coordinators will deliver this programme content virtually to your students, at a time that suits you. So you’ve flexibility to plan around your class schedule.

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Proud to work closely with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland who are avid supporters of the benefit of the Money Smarts Programme, supporting the delivery of this vital financial literacy and key life skills content to their students in secondary schools across Ireland.

 


Financial Literacy Presentations

“Engaging, educational and free!”1

We’ve listened to your feedback and with the help of secondary school teachers and financial wellbeing experts, we’ve refreshed and created a more comprehensive suite of Financial Literacy presentations. All are more aligned to the curriculum and tailored to specific class years from 1st to 6th, so perfect for both Junior and Senior Cycle students.

Delivered virtually, each presentation fits nicely in to your class time of 40 minutes and content covers all 6 pillars of Financial Wellbeing: Spending & Saving; Earning & Income; Credit & Debt; Investing; Risk & Protection; and Financial Decision Making. There’s also a presentation and video on fraud.

Remember, everything learned in these presentations may give your students the competitive edge if you decide as a school to register for the Money Smarts Challenge, where a team from your school could go on to win €25,000 for your school and lots of other prizes too.

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School Bank

“The students learn so much.”1

Encourage your students to get involved in the School Bank. Set up and operated by five students, it provides banking services in your school. Not only will the team be positive ambassadors for smart money management with fellow students, they’ll also get to flex their muscles across a wide variety of competencies. Participation is such a great stand out on a students’ CVs.

With five roles to apply for on the School Bank Team, the team works together to create a positive buzz about the School Bank offering and guides students, who are 14 or older, through the process of opening a 2nd Level Current Account if they so wish, via a slick and fully digital application process. A dedicated Youth Coordinator will provide full training and always be on hand to support the School Bank Team.

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Practical Workshops

“Great resources. Highly recommend”1

Two popular workshops focus on practical key life skills. Each is delivered virtually and runs for 40 mins.

The CV & interview Skills Workshop contains everything a student needs to know about crafting a killer CV and bowling over a potential employer in an interview. Perfect for Junior Cycle, TY and LCVP students.

The Business Start-Up Workshop will help inspire and guide budding entrepreneurs looking to start their own business as they learn about critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills.

Following the completion of each workshop, students can access a Post Workshop Pack with useful tips on topics covered.

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Money Smarts Challenge

A chance to win €25,000 for your school.
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Please note: Early registration for the Money Smarts Programme is highly recommended this year as places may need to be limited if there is increased demand for virtual delivery. So to avoid disappointment, secure your school’s place as soon as you can. Completion of the registration form for this programme does not guarantee a place.

Competitions are not an activity regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

1 Money Smarts Programme Survey, May 2022, with Secondary School Teachers in Ireland who participated in the programme
2 APMC Awards 2021
3 Total student participation September 2019 – May 2022