At Moneywise, we believe it’s never too soon for young people to learn about their finances, and that by mastering the basics early on in life, they will grow up to be the most financially savvy generation yet.
In fact, it’s so important to us that children are taught well about money that we have teamed up with Old Mutual Wealth to offer the UK school with the best personal finance teacher(s) £5,000 to spend on equipment. Two runners up will receive £1,500 each for their schools. Teachers at both primary and secondary level are eligible for the competition.
Are you a parent, pupil, school governor or teacher? Do you know someone who is teaching personal finance at school? Would you like to nominate someone for this award? We want to know how they make the teaching of personal finance fun, interactive and relevant.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominations, including the name of the teacher and the name and address of the school, plus your reasons for nominating them. The competition is open for nominations until the end of April.
Moneywise will then contact the nominated teachers and invite them to submit their three favourite personal finance lessons.
Every teacher who submits an entry will receive a copy of money board game bMoneywize to use in lessons at their school, funded by our sponsor Old Mutual Wealth. Aimed at children aged 10 to 17, bMoneywize offers a fun, interactive and innovative way to address low financial literacy, poor numeracy, low educational attainment and engagement with maths. The game requires players to make financial decisions, while exposing them to the financial impact of real-life situations.
Moneywise will shortlist the best five entries to be put to our judging panel, which includes:
- Moneywise editor Moira O’Neill
- Jeff Prestridge, the personal finance editor of the Mail on Sunday and columnist for Moneywise
- Jane Goodland, responsible business director, Old Mutual Wealth
- Kirsty Bowman-Vaughan, Financial Education lead, Money Advice Service.
- Suella Fernandes, Member of Parliament for Fareham and member of the Education Select Committee.
The winner and two runners up will be announced at Moneywise’s flagship Customer Service Awards on 22 June. The prizes will be delivered to the teachers’ schools by the end of the summer term.