My Money Week
My Money Week is a national activity week for primary and secondary schools that provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence in money matters to thrive in our society. It is the highest profile, and most recognised personal finance education initiative in England. June 2016 saw the 8th annual My Money Week take place in schools across the country.
For the last eight years pfeg has run this highly successful programme, reaching over 2.5 million young people - and we know it works, because 99% of teachers have said that their students showed an increase in knowledge and skills as a result of using our My Money Week resources.
Its fundamental aim is to improve financial capability for young people in primary and secondary schools. It’s all about teachers inspiring young people to be financially literate with the help of a host of free pfeg resources and support, and although lots of the events are held in My Money Week, the support and resources we offer encourage future plans, wider dissemination and embedding into schools’ curriculums. 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 and there is a huge variety of activities and projects that take place:
- 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.
To find out more visit our dedicated My Money Week microsite. All resources are available for use beyond the Week itself.
You can also read about past My Money Weeks and see all the great work that goes on!