Money Matters Workshops

Money Matters is a game we created to teach children the key principles of money

How to earn it, keep it and grow it in a way that's fun and stays with them

How much could you grow £500 in a day?

That’s the challenge we lay down to students in the Money Matters Workshop. Designed for primary school children, the day is full of learning in a fun, engaging and game-based environment.

The day is divided into four very different sessions (scroll down for details). After some teaching time, the students apply the lessons they have learned to invest and grow their money. They can then step back and understand the key money management concepts behind each game.

  • The students really benefited from the day and rated it as one of the most important and useful masterclasses of the year.

    Liz Lovell, Luton SF College
  • The feedback from Schools has been very positive and when the Education Department staff return from summer recess, I will follow up with them to see how we can roll this out across the island and I can look at attracting some partners from the Finance Industry on island to assist.

    Michelle Le Clerc, States of Guernsey/Investec
  • The students were engaged throughout and clearly enjoyed the final session, some of the ideas were pretty far-fetched but was good to see their imaginations working overtime.

    Will Webber, BlackRock
  • It was a roaring success, all the guys here had fun too!

    Charlotte Green, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • The children were quite an engaged bunch and, hopefully, we held their attention! A great day of learning and a good way to interact with the next generation of investors.

    J.D. Hall, Aberdeen Asset Management
  • The children had a brilliant day! They really learnt a lot about the importance of money and how to use it wisely.

    Jackie Vaughan, Earlsfield Primary School
  • All presentations were very good and interactive, kids have learnt a lot and very engaged about saving, investing and entrepreneurship.

    Ryan Ali, South Thames College
  • The children didn’t just sit back and listen but actively participated and applied their knowledge to various different tasks.

    Nicola Roberts, Haverstock School
  • The kids are loving the sessions, they have come back to school full of enthusiasm and facts.

    Charlotte Moore, Upton Cross
  • This is an excellent initiative that will benefit society and help us engage with the local community. It will also enable volunteers to enhance their presentation skills and hopefully have fun.

    Roisin Hynes, Kames Capital
  • I think it was perfect, the best trip I’ve ever been to, it was fun to participate and has honestly helped my future.

    Sean, age 13