We’ve Got Maths and Money on the Mind

As part of our commitment to being a Responsible Business and to provide Financial Education for Future Generations, colleagues from the One Advice Group have been helping

young people in Greater Manchester learn more about good money management; having loads of fun playing our PayDay game.

It’s all part of our support for Numbers at Work, a programme initiated by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) and BW3, which makes learning maths fun in real life situations. Also involved are City in The Community CITC – Manchester City FC, Microsoft, Shell and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group WCHG – WOW Zone.

To engage young people with maths and money management in a fun and interactive way, One Advice Group employees collectively created a board game called PayDay. At the start of each round, players collect a salary and then immediately have to calculate and pay their bills. Around the board are opportunities to pick up Chance and Fun cards and players must decide to spend or save. We encourage players to understand the consequences of their decisions and to proactively manage their money.

Every time we play the game, be it with 6 or 16 year olds, we get a great reaction – ? – because its similar to the game of Monopoly and also the Game of Life. Over the last 12 months we have interacted with over 350 young people using the game and this week we’re delighted to be invited to Sacred Heart Primary School, Wythenshawe.

Head of Marketing and Mosaic Mentor of the Month – September, Jodi Hamilton, commented;

“Colleagues wanted to use the financial expertise and support they offer our customers every day to deliver financial education and fun maths sessions to local young people.

At the same time colleagues develop their own personal skills like team working, communication and problem solving. It’s a Win Win for all”.

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