CAP Money Kids is a course designed by the award-winning charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) that currently teaches basic money management skills to over 10,000 people a year across the UK through their CAP Money Course.
Specifically tailored for schools, CAP Money Kids has been developed with teachers who are keen to equip the next generation with essential skills to ensure they are wise about money in the future. The course is designed to meet the requirements set out by curriculum in a fun, engaging way for children aged nine to eleven. Sessions cover topics such as budgeting, saving and spending, taught through interactive stories, games and real-life situations. It also touches on PSHE, life skills and numeracy, as well as developing teamwork and problem-solving skills. David (Tabz) is a trained Money Coach by Christians Against Poverty, and specialises in delivering these pre-prepared lessons for Year 5 and Year 6. He delivers the content as a series of three lessons, full of practical activities and thought-provoking teamwork exercises.
As a bonus, we always aim to champion and work alongside existing projects in the community around the school, such as adult money management courses and other services from the likes of Compassion Acts (a local Christian poverty reduction charity). The hope is to remove stigma in conversations at home and bring a healthier approach to everyday finances and expectations.
We value this project at £200 per class: 3hrs teaching time, 4.5hrs prep & setup time, fuel, + £10 printing & resources.
We currently work with three primary schools on this project, costing £600 per year. To extend this offer to more schools and sustain an annual provision at no cost to each partnering school, we are seeking £2,700 annually (13 classes = 39 lessons).
We are also working on a continuity project called ‘Valu£ You’ for KS3, developing upon previous learning through CAP Money Kids.