My Money Week interactive videos

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To help engage pupils in personal finance education, we've developed interactive videos to challenge them to make tricky financial decisions. Each video is broken up into branching scenes, which end with a tough decision where your class can discuss the choices available and decide what should happen next!

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Overview

My Money Week

My Money Week is the national themed activity week which pfeg runs annually in June. There are loads more free resources, exciting ideas, videos and competitions all on our My Money Week microsite.

The consequences of different choices are then explored in the next chapter. Each video is accompanied by a lesson plan, downloadable at the bottom of this page, to help you implement the videos in class and create discussion around them. All you have to do is display the video using a projector or an interactive whiteboard at the front of the class. 

Primary film scenario:

Hurrah! The holidays are coming up, but if Ben and Lily want to make sure they have the best time possible they're going to need to save some money, fast! Using our interactive videos you can challenge your class to help Ben and Lily make all sorts of money decisions in the run up to their approaching holidays.

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Secondary film scenario:

Elisha, Ravi, Kim and Dylan, AKA 'The Bailiffs', have got their first gig! Only problem is that it's in just a couple of weeks and they're all strapped for cash. Have they got time to practice? Have they got enough money to promote themselves? In the lead up to the gig, their various financial circumstances are revealed. Your pupils must help them to money decisions that will affect them and the future of the band. In our interactive videos you can challenge your class to help the band make financial decisions in the run up to their fast-approaching gig.

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Suitability
Planning frameworks
Shown below is how this resource maps against the PFEG Financial Education Planning Frameworks.

This resource was particularly strong on the emotions associated with the choices about money.  The group apparently shared core goals for the band’s success, but these were quickly brought under pressure when decisions about spending had to be made. The struggle between making choices that are right for you, but disappoint others was well illustrated.

There was a good focus on the conflict between current desires and future needs and the fact that funding university needs to be considered.

There were some strong and contextually relevant references to the importance of budgeting and planning and the need for trade offs in decision making about money.

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