Secondary Schools Programme

  • School Bank

    The Bank of Ireland School Bank has been designed to support schools in providing financial education to students.

    It gives students the opportunity to work in the School Bank branch across a variety of roles from Bank Manager to Customer Service official, learning about banking and how to work as an effective team.

    The School Bank also provides the opportunity for students to open a bank account and makes it easy for them to save on a regular basis, via frequent onsite School Bank visits.

    The Student School Bank team will be supported by experienced Bank of Ireland staff members from the local branch to ensure the smooth operation of the School Bank and to support the team with any questions and queries they may have.

    Incentives

    In recognition of the work that schools and students put into running a School Bank, we offer the following incentives:

    For the School:

    For every 25 accounts opened, a cash incentive applies as per the table below. This can be spent as the school sees fit.

    Accounts Opened 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200
    School Fund €250 €500 €750 €1000 €1250 €1500 €1750 €2000

    For the Students

    Once 50 accounts have been opened in the School Bank, Bank of Ireland presents the school with a mini touchscreen computer.

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  • Sponsorship

    Bank of Ireland is proud sponsor of Leinster and Munster Rugby, sponsor of Dragons Den and co sponsor of Junk Kouture fashion show, an innovative design competition for second level students which challenges them to create fashion from recycled materials.

    All of our sponsorships have specially adapted elements for Secondary Schools and we would be delighted to have an opportunity to take you through this.

  • Learn to Earn

    Bank of Ireland has teamed up with Junior Achievement Ireland to develop an interactive financial education programme for secondary schools called ‘Learn to Earn’.

    Learn to Earn consists of 6 modules and is delivered by a volunteer from your local Bank of Ireland branch.

    The programme includes an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the practicalities of everyday finances and highlights the importance of saving and investing their money responsibly.

    Each student receives a Certificate of Achievement upon completion to recognise the time and effort students put into the programme.

    The programme can run at any time during the school year and we would be happy to talk to you in more detail about introducing the Learn to Earn programme into your school curriculum.

  • Finance field trip

    The Finance Field Trip is designed to educate secondary schools students about how a bank works and is based around a tour of their local Bank of Ireland branch.

    The branch tour is a fun and engaging way for students to get their first taste of banking and get a ‘behind the counter’ view of how a bank is run on a day to day basis.

  • In class presentations

    We have a wide range of presentations available to educate and inform your students about banking and managing their money.