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Better Thinking About Money - Schools Project

(Merseyside)

After a successful pilot we will now further develop our ‘Better Thinking About Money’ Course to help young people develop vital money management skills, deliver it to all Year 12 students in two local schools, and create a resource including DVD and course materials for others to use ‘off the shelf’ creating a much wider impact for the project.

Our goals:

  • Further develop our 'Better Thinking About Money' programme, and deliver Stage 1, introducing concepts such as saving, debt and money management (6 one hour sessions), to all Year 12 students in West Derby Comprehensive and one other local school.
  • Gain recognition for the Stage 2 course through the Open Awards ‘Badge of Excellence’ quality assurance mark, and deliver the Stage 2 course to those students who want to take the learning further, completion of which will be formally certificated.
  • Create 'off the shelf' multimedia resources that could be easily used by teachers or others in a range of settings to replicate the learning opportunity and ensure that the Better Thinking About Money course has a much broader, longer term impact.
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How we will achieve our goals

The Community Award will be used to employ experienced and skilled individuals to further develop our course to quality assured standard, and then deliver and assess the course. It will also fund course materials, certification for learners, and enable us to work with a professional scriptwriter/director to ensure high quality DVD resources.

Where the money will go

In a community where many struggle financially, our project will have a positive lifelong impact on the ability of young people to manage their money and avoid financial crisis, and share this learning with family and friends. The ‘off the shelf’ resources allow these benefits to reach a much broader group of people in this and other communities.

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Making a difference

9 August 2017

"At the end of the sessions students went from not knowing what a debit card was or what being …

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  1. Posted on August 12, 2017

    Best of luck!!

  2. Posted on August 24, 2017

    A wonderful team making a real difference in our community.

  3. Posted on August 24, 2017

    Young people need to learn about how to manage money. This is a great idea and so glad it has already proved effective in the initial pilot.

  4. Posted on August 24, 2017

    Keep up the fantastic work

  5. Posted on August 25, 2017

    Thank you for your kind comments – we do believe that this project will make a real and lasting difference to young people, and their friends and families as they share the learning. The pilot was very well received by the young people that were involved and their school. Managing money and avoiding debt crisis is such an important skill in this community and others, and our project aims to create a resource that can be widely used to help people with this issue at a very important stage in their lives – we appreciate your support.

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