Financial literacy for classrooms
FINANCIAL literacy and understanding is one of the essential life skills young Australians need in order to be able to fully function in an increasingly complex world.
The Piggy Classroom financial literacy program is a collaboration between Skoolbo and Bendigo Bank, designed to help children acquire these essential financial literacy skills and develop financial understanding across a wide range of topics in a fun, child-centric manner.
The program is free of charge to all schools and families, and after a successful pilot in 30 schools in Canberra, regional Victoria and the Gold Coast, we are pleased to announce the rollout of Piggy Classroom to primary schools Australia-wide.
No training required
Piggy Classroom is simple to implement and does not require teacher training. Our collaboration provides teachers with access to a wide range of educational units and resources, similar to existing programs that help kids to understand and make better health and lifestyle choices.
Skoolbo have a proven track record of producing and delivering quality educational material and Bendigo Bank is deeply committed to helping every child acquire the necessary financial skills through the formal education system.
When schools partner with their local Bendigo Bank Branch, we will provide further incentives to every student who completes the program to help kick-start their financial literacy journey.
The Piggy Classroom collaboration with Skoolbo builds on Bendigo Bank’s commitment to improving financial literacy via our engagement with the Australian Bankers Association to support the National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-2017 and in particular Priority 2: Increase the use of free, impartial information, tools and resources.
We hope you enjoy exploring and using this great new teaching resource. For more information, visit: www.piggyclassroom.com.au