2017 IrelandGlobal Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Central Bank of Ireland
Number of children reached directly: 200

As part of Global Money week, Central Bank of Ireland Governor Philip R. Lane will visit four second level schools to present on the role of a Central Bank and the importance of studying economics and business subjects in school.

During the visit, the Governor presented on the role of the Central Bank and the importance of studying economics and business subjects in school.


2016 Ireland Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Irish Stock Exchange

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland

Participating Organizations
Foroige
Colaiste Chraobh Abhann

Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland

Date of the event:
16th of March
Total number of children & youth engaged: 45

On Wednesday 16 March, the Irish Stock Exchange opened their doors to about 50 Irish secondary school students; this was an interactive and educational morning from 10:00am – 12:00pm. The students started the day with a welcome address from the CEO of the Irish Stock Exchange, who detailed the history of the building and the exchange and how various historical and recent events in Ireland had shaped the business of the ISE for over 200 years. A number of ISE staff talked about the ISE as a place to work (the ISE was recently awarded the #1 Great Place to Work in Ireland) and demonstrated the range of skillsets and career opportunities that exist in the organization. The ISE also showed a short video to students about how exchanges work. Students also had an opportunity to ‘Ring the Bell’ to signal the start and end of the day’s trading:

During GMW, the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) launched a series of new content streams on its online financial education resource www.BusinessEducation.ie. The updated resource was unveiled at a special financial education stakeholder event attended by BPFI members, as well as by representatives from national organization and bodies in the education, consumer and banking sectors. The event was held to discuss the importance of financial education and to showcase the work which BPFI is undertaking as part of European Money Week.

BusinessEducation.ie is an online educational resource for teachers and students of senior cycle Business, Economics and Accounting students and teachers. Developed by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), in conjunction with the Business Studies Teachers' Association of Ireland (BSTAI), the site provides a range of support tools for use in the classroom and at home. Such tools include sample exam questions and worked-out answers written and assessed by experienced teachers, an overview of and commentary on the most up-to-date figures on a range of Ireland's key economic indicators written by BPFI's economist and useful links to business news stories relevant to both the Business and Economics curricula.

Due to the ongoing success of the site since its launch in March 2015, BPFI has worked closely with the BSTAI to develop a number of new content streams which were unveiled at the stakeholder event during GMW. Among others, these include:

  • The addition of a new section for the subject of Accounting
  • A new business and economics briefs section, written by BPFI's economist, consisting of short reports on key national and international business and economic developments of note
  • A number of additional sample exam questions and answers to the existing sections for business and economics
  • Past senior cycle exam papers as well as marking schemes can now also be accessed for each of the three business subjects

A media photo-call was also held to promote the event and website launch, which included the participation of students from two local schools and which successfully achieved national print coverage. Organisations in attendance at the stakeholder event included:

  • The addition of a new section for the subject of Accounting
  • A new business and economics briefs section, written by BPFI's economist, consisting of short reports on key national and international business and economic developments of note
  • A number of additional sample exam questions and answers to the existing sections for business and economics
  • Past senior cycle exam papers as well as marking schemes can now also be accessed for each of the three business subjects

A media photo-call was also held to promote the event and website launch, which included the participation of students from two local schools and which successfully achieved national print coverage. Organisations in attendance at the stakeholder event included:

  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Department of Education & Skills
  • Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
  • Money Advice & Budgeting Service
  • Consumer Association of Ireland
  • Business Studies Association of Ireland
  • Education & Training Boards Ireland
  • Institute of Banking
  • Association of Community & Comprehensive Schools
“Many thanks for a wonderful day at the ISE. The students really enjoyed it and learned a lot. They were made to feel very welcome.” Ruairi Farrell – (Business Department Coordinator at Colaiste Chroabh Abhann
“As someone who has experience in both the boardroom and the classroom, I have first-hand knowledge of the significance of business education. The study of business, economics and accounting by our students is vital to developing the future health of our country's economy and I commend both BPFI and the BSTAI in working to produce this resource which will undoubtedly be of immense value throughout the school year and in preparation for exams.” Padraig O’Ceidigh - Leading Irish business figure, adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in NUI Galway and former teacher
“Since its launch last year, BusinessEducation.ie has proved a tremendous success with both teachers and students alike, and it is this success which has driven the current expansion of the site. In recent months the BSTAI worked with its members to identity possible new elements for the resource, which would add further value for teachers and students. BPFI has taken this feedback and delivered an even further enhanced resource which will build on the quality of teaching and learning by adding to the support provided to students and teachers" Norah Martyn - Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI)
“BPFI is delighted to spearhead the development of this online resource with the Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI), with whom we have a long-standing relationship across a range of financial education projects and initiatives. Having identified a real need for this type of resource, BPFI and the BSTAI have worked very closely together to develop and improve BusinessEducation.ie which will we know from teachers on the ground provides valuable support both within and outside the classroom. BPFI and its member institutions recognize the importance of financial education and this resource is one part of a wealth of initiatives already being provided by our sector in schools, colleges and in the workplace.” Noel Brett, CEO, Banking & Payment Federation Ireland

2015 Ireland Global Money Week

Participants:
Ulster Bank - MoneySense
Date of event:
9th - 11th of March
Number of children reached:
89

From 9 to 11 March, Ulster Bank staff joined the Global Money Week celebrations by delivering MoneySense sessions to students of different age groups in Ireland. Sessions covered different topics, such as budgeting, borrowing money, dealing with banks and financial organizations, reading a payslip, managing debt or how to use an ATM. Some of the sessions, and in line with the Global Money Week theme, “Save today, Safe tomorrow”, focused on life choices and savings and preparing for going into further education. Ulster Bank also organized a training for their bank staff to equip them to be able to deliver Financial Education (MoneySense sessions) in schools.

 

2014 Ireland Global Money Week

Participants:
SpunOut.ie
Date of the event:
11th - 16th of March
Number of children reached:
3 416

During Global Money Week 2014, SpunOut.ie did a homepage takeover on all things money and finance related. We created content about Global Money Week, explaining what it is and how you can get involved. We changed the homepage of our website to reflect the theme of the week from the 11th-16th of March and included different articles on budgeting, being financially responsible, information on bank accounts etc. We also encouraged readers to write about their tips and advice on money saving and budgeting. To compliment the homepage takeover, we scheduled posts on Facebook and Twitter about Global Money Week and our financial content. Between the homepage takeover and social media posts, we reached 3416 young people online.