Jill Smyth, Community Programme Manager at Ulster Bank

Jill Smyth, Community Programme Manager at Ulster Bank, launches the Moneysense for primary schools initiative with the help of Miss Paul, Primary 5 teacher, Fairview Primary School, Ballyclare (left) and P5 pupils Andrew Cooper and Grace McAllister. PRESS RELEASE 3RD NOVEMBER, 2015 FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS LAUNCHED Ulster Bank extends MoneySense initiative to cover 5-12 year olds An innovative financial education programme is being launched for primary school children in Northern Ireland. Ulster Bank is extending its popular MoneySense programme, which is currently being used by most local post-primary schools, to cover 5-12 year olds as well. Primary schools will be offered brand new, tailored content to help children begin to understand how to use money. It will cover areas such as the different ways to pay, the various types of bank accounts that are available, and why saving is important. It is free, impartial, supports the curriculum, and aims to make learning how to manage money real, relevant and engaging. Jill Smyth, Community Programme Manager at Ulster Bank, says: “MoneySense provides an extensive range of resources that can be delivered by teachers in class, as well as activities that parents can carry out at home with their child. Teaching children about money is one of the most important things you can do to equip them for the future. MoneySense does just that.” Teachers can register for the programme now at www.mymoneysense.com The MoneySense financial education programme has helped millions of young people learn about money in nearly 60% of schools in the UK and Ireland for over 21 years. The MoneySense programme is educationally robust, and has been created with experts to support the curriculum. All resources are 100% impartial, and never promote products. ENDS
Jill Smyth, Community Programme Manager at Ulster Bank, launches the Moneysense for primary schools initiative with the help of Miss Paul, Primary 5 teacher, Fairview Primary School, Ballyclare (left) and P5 pupils Andrew Cooper and Grace McAllister.

Ulster Bank extends MoneySense initiative to cover 5-12 year olds

An innovative financial education programme is being launched for primary school children in Northern Ireland.

Ulster Bank is extending its popular MoneySense programme, which is currently being used by most local post-primary schools, to cover 5-12 year olds as well.

Primary schools will be offered brand new, tailored content to help children begin to understand how to use money.

It will cover areas such as the different ways to pay, the various types of bank accounts that are available, and why saving is important.

It is free, impartial, supports the curriculum, and aims to make learning how to manage money real, relevant and engaging.

Jill Smyth, Community Programme Manager at Ulster Bank, says: “MoneySense provides an extensive range of resources that can be delivered by teachers in class, as well as activities that parents can carry out at home with their child. Teaching children about money is one of the most important things you can do to equip them for the future. MoneySense does just that.”

Teachers can register for the programme now at www.mymoneysense.com

The MoneySense financial education programme has helped millions of young people learn about money in nearly 60% of schools in the UK and Ireland for over 21 years.

The MoneySense programme is educationally robust, and has been created with experts to support the curriculum. All resources are 100% impartial, and never promote products.

 


Jill Smyth, Community Programme Manager at Ulster Bank
Jill Smyth, Community Programme Manager at Ulster Bank