The tools on this page are designed to help young people aged 7 to 11 develop an understanding of the decisions that we make around money, our needs and our wants.
Making wise choices: The Expedition
Before embarking on a trip to the Antarctic, there’s a few things your children need to do. By building on their current understanding of money, their task will be to decide what they actually need as they work to a budget. By thinking carefully about how to spend their money, they’ll be well equipped for their Antarctic adventure.
Managing my money
Think about the decisions you make when you buy something.
Learning about needs and wants
Learn how we have to prioritise what we spend money on.
Value of money
Understand the value of money and what we can afford.
Planning for the future
Think about how you can make your goals a reality through planning and saving.
We know that parents and teachers play a key role in a child’s development. That’s why we support Money Heroes, which aims to teach financial education to children aged 3 to 11, both at home and in the classroom. It offers activities, storybooks and guidance to help develop knowledge, skills and attitudes for a successful financial future.
Money Skills Activity Badge
With our support, The Scout Association has created a new Money Skills Activity Badge to help Beaver and Cub Scouts build confidence and an understanding of money – in the Scouts’ uniquely fun, hands-on and supportive way. The new activities and badge are available to over 200,000 Scouts aged 6 to 10, with parents and carers able to get involved at home as well by visiting our Scouts Activity page.
HSBC UK Education Programme
If you are interested in running financial education sessions, you can nominate your school, youth group or charity. The education programme can be tailored to focus on specific age groups and needs so that you can get the most from each session.