Past My Money Weeks

My Money Week is a national, themed activity week for schools in England.  It is arguably the highest profile, and most recognised personal finance education initiative in England. Running since 2009, the Week is now firmly established as an important part of the school calendar.

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The project
Duration: 
June 2009 to June 2012
Project brief: 
My Money Week aims to: Provide creative, engaging resources and ideas to of how to teach finance education to 4-19 year olds, increase the quality and quantity of finance education by capturing the imagination of teachers new to the subject, and providing new materials and extension ideas to those already doing it, increase the confidence of teachers through training, and transformational consultancy, increase the knowledge skills and confidence of young people, raise awareness and highlight the importance of this subject to schools, young people, the winder community and government.
The funding
Funder brief: 
My Money Week was originally funded by the government, as part of the wider My programme in 2009 and 2010. 2011 and 2012 My Money Weeks were funded by pfeg, and we are delighted to be partnering with Barclays for 2013.

pfeg has run My Money Week since 2009.  The Week provides a nationwide focus on money for young people in primary and secondary schools throughout England.

Over the years, pfeg has provided schools with free resources, lesson plans, My Money Week activity packs, competitions, national challenges, one to one consultancy support and a dedicated website.

The response from schools, teachers and young people in the first year was phenomenal- the demand for resources, engagement and interest outstripped all expectations and the variety of activities and events that took place was amazing!

We have had the likes of The Saturdays, Sir Chris Hoy, and Tinchy Strider encouraging people to take part by being ambassadors and setting challenges for students. The Bank of England, The Royal Mint and the British Museum supported our first ever national schools competition- which had more than 6000 entries.

As with all pfeg initiatives, the Week is designed to be flexible and adaptable so that activities can be changed to meet the needs of individual schools. Hundreds of thousands of young people up and down the country get involved in the run up to, and during the Week.

Schools have had fashion shows, fetes, gardening projects, debates, young peoples’ parliaments, peer mentoring projects, community economy projects and used maths, English, drama, PSHE Education, citizenship, enterprise and geography to deliver excellent financial education.

We have reached over 2.5 million young people through this initiative and we know it works. 99% of teachers have said that their students showed an increase in knowledge and skills.

pfeg is passionate and proud to run this programme. The benefit to both teachers and young people is outstanding. pfeg is actively seeking funding to run future My Money Weeks, and believe it is an opportunity for any funder to make a significant difference to the lives of young people. If you are interested in funding this programme and would like more information please contact partnerships@pfeg.org or 020 7330 970.

Go to the dedicated My Money Week microsite to find out what is on offer for My Money Week this year!