Award nomination for pfeg’s Get Money Smart resource

pfeg’s Get Money Smart resource, launched last November to get young people talking and learning about money in schools across the country, has been shortlisted for a coveted Innovation Award at the Education Resources Awards 2014.

 

Free Get Money Smart posters have been sent to every primary and secondary school in England, together with our Primary and Secondary Planning Frameworks for teachers.  The posters, for children aged up to 7, 11, 14 and 16, were designed by IE Design and aim to encourage classroom discussions about things children can do to learn more about money and personal finance. 

 

Teachers are using the posters to hold classroom discussions over four things the posters suggest they can do to learn about money, with the 5th being left up to each class to decide.  Ideas for different ages included checking your change, estimating the cost of a weekly shop, comparing mobile phone tariffs and planning and budgeting for a trip. 

 

The launch of the campaign was covered by Sky News and a variety of other media outlets, and more than 40 MPs have given the initiative their support in their local schools.  The campaign has been made possible by a generous personal donation from founder of MoneySavingExpert.com and long-standing champion of financial education Martin Lewis.

 

The Education Resources Awards 2014, organised by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), take place on Friday 21st March at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum.  Get Money Smart has been shortlisted for the Innovation Award in a year of a record number of entries from across the country.

 

Fiona Ellis, pfeg Director of Education, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Get Money Smart has been recognised as a contender for the Innovation Award.  It is so important that we break the British taboo and get children talking about money and personal finance – and our Get Money Smart posters are a great way for teachers to introduce these crucial topics.”

 

Find out more about Get Money Smart.