The websites, which are designed for Primary Schools teachers and parents to teach 7 – 11 year olds about the importance of money, beat off tough competition to take the top prize in the Education category.
One of the judging team Julie Hall, founder of Women Unlimited, praised the websites for being “Intuitive, easy to use and packed full of valuable ideas and tools. Well done to RBS and NatWest for creating such a valuable resource.”
Pocket Money was developed in 2010, in response to the need to provide younger children with an engaging method of getting to grips with money and the importance of saving. The websites include a range of free educational resources that teachers can use to deliver financial education in the classroom within the framework of the national curriculum. Resources include lesson plans, worksheets, web games and flashcards and were developed and tested with the support of teachers to make learning about money as engaging as possible. The materials have been independently accredited and awarded with a quality mark by pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) – the UK’s leading financial education charity.
Les Matheson, Interim CEO UK Retail for RBS and NatWest said:
“We’re delighted that our RBS and NatWest Pocket Money websites have been recognised as best-in-class for Education. Teaching children the importance of money is something we feel passionate about and is something that our customers tell us is important.
“We’ve been helping teachers to deliver financial education to primary school children since we launched Pocket Money in 2010, with the aim to help a new generation of children to be smarter and more informed about banking and money.”
”The Good Web Guide also said: "Beating off strong competition, it's great to see a website that is as invaluable to teachers as it is popular with pupils. It’s perfectly executed in providing kids with the groundings of a sound financial education."
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For more information for teachers and parents on RBS and NatWest Pocket Money: