Money Smarts Programme for Secondary Schools

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No. 1 for Financial Literacy *

Considered to be the No.1 Financial Literacy Programme for Schools*, Money Smarts is packed with content and events designed to provide students with the financial skills they’ll need to manage their finances with confidence.

There’s even a chance to put all this knowledge to the test to win some substantial prizes for your school and students in the Money Smarts Challenge.

We know teachers are busy, so the programme is delivered virtually to students by our Youth Coordinators.

* Money Smarts Programme Survey with Secondary Schools in Ireland, May 2021

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Financial Literacy Presentations

“Gives students the edge on financial education.” *

A team of dedicated Bank of Ireland Youth Coordinators will deliver 4 professionally designed Financial Literacy presentations virtually to your students.

Suitable for Junior and Senior Cycle students, each presentation takes approx. 40 minutes to deliver. Content covers all 6 pillars of Financial Wellbeing: Spending & Saving; Earning & Income; Credit & Debt; Investing; Risk & Protection; and Financial Decision Making. This year, we have created a dedicated video and standalone presentation on the topic of Fraud. It highlights what students need to watch out for and how they can protect themselves against it.

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 €15,000 for your school and lots of other prizes too.

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* Money Smarts Programme Survey with Secondary Schools in Ireland, May 2021


A chance to win €1,000

If you refer another school to register for this programme, at the end of the school year, you could be in with a chance to win €1,000 for your school and the school you refer will also win €1,000 for their school. Terms & conditions apply.


Example timetable : Financial Literacy Presentations

Below is an example of how delivery of the virtual Financial Literacy presentations might work for your school over a week-long period. You can see how it’s interspersed with other key elements of the programme. We also offer a specific Financial Wellbeing presentation for parents and guardians, which can be delivered virtually in the evening time. Please rotate your device to view the full table on mobile.

Times of the DayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
MorningSenior Cycle Financial Literacy 1CV & Interview TipsBusiness Start-Up WorkshopSenior Cycle Financial Literacy 3Money Smarts Challenge Team Selection
LunchtimeSchool BankSchool BankSchool BankSchool BankSchool Bank
AfternoonJunior Cycle Financial Literacy Senior Cycle Financial Literacy 2Junior Cycle Financial Literacy CV & Interview TipsSenior Cycle Financial Literacy 4
EveningFinancial Wellbeing for Parents/Guardians


School Bank

“Our Transition Year Students loved it!” *

Having the School Bank running in your school is another important part of educating your students about money and how important it is to manage it with confidence. Set up and operated by students for students, it provides banking services in your school.

With five key roles available to apply for on the School Bank Team, the team works together to create a positive buzz about what’s on offer via School Bank 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 will always be on hand virtually to support the School Bank Team.

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* Money Smarts Programme Survey with Secondary Schools in Ireland, May 2021

Practical Workshops

“Engaging, informative and motivating.” *

We’ve developed 2 practical workshops that will be delivered virtually to students by one of our dedicated Youth Coordinators. Each workshop runs for approx. 40 minutes.

Our Business Start-Up Workshop will help inspire and guide budding entrepreneurs looking to start their own business as they learn about the critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills necessary to transform their idea into a viable business.

The other workshop, delves in to the kind of CV & interview skills needed to bowl over a potential employer and is the most popular workshop of the programme.

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* Money Smarts Programme Survey with Secondary Schools in Ireland, May 2021

Money Smarts Challenge

A chance to win €15,000 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.