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Skills4bills - 

The free, financially friendly game for Key Stage 2 students 

Skills4bills overview

The aim of the game is to provide students with an awareness of the financial commitments and decisions they will face during their lives, and to help make the students aware of the consequences of finding themselves in debt. It is aimed at Key Stage 2 students and is an experiential way of teaching them money skills.
Our hope is that the game helps to develop an understanding of the financial and economic dimensions of life and fosters a sense of personal responsibility when dealing with financial affairs.

The students who have played Skills 4 Bills™ so far at various primary schools in the Midlands and Kent have taken some very valuable skills away and have also thoroughly enjoyed playing the game. The initiative does not cost the schools anything and is run by our wonderful team of employees who get great benefit from interacting with the students and sharing their knowledge and experience.

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Hitting the spot for the curriculum

After playing Skills 4 Bills™, Key Stage 2 students will:

How the game works

 

  1. Each student is allocated a job sheet which includes the qualifications required and the relevant salary.
  2. They go to each table in turn, most of which are compulsory, starting with the taxman.
  3. They then have the opportunity to purchase accommodation with associated living costs, transport, holiday and entertainment. This also includes an “Events” desk where they may be allocated a hidden expense or receive a bonus of some form.
  4. At the Accountant’s desk, their monthly spend is totalled and if they are in debt, they have a monthly payment plan set up. If they are in credit, this money is added on to the salary for the next month.
  5. They then play the game for a second time but this time keeping a track of their balance as
    they go round.
  6. Discussions take place with the students at the end of each round on how to manage their money and to encourage saving