We want our partner schools and their pupils to be as enthusiastic about financial education as we are. So we encourage them to develop new projects and we support new ideas whenever we can.
In addition to regularly working with schools to produce new books from the Money Diaries series, we supported one group of secondary school pupils to write and perform a short film about borrowing money, which now forms part of a DebtAware lesson. We work with Edge Hill University whenever we create short films for our lessons, with DebtAware pupils as the stars.
We have worked with local credit unions and helped put in place a savings scheme at a local primary school.
We have worked with a number of TV programmes and news outlets to discuss our programme and the benefits of financial education for children
The measurement of the effectiveness of our financial education programme is crucial to help the charity reach more children. We already have in place short-term knowledge and understanding based assessments for our programme as well as longer term behavioural studies. We are also liaising closely with the Money Advice Service and research academics to find a robust and useful way of measuring the life-time effects of our programme.