Keep the Cash runs as a full day session in which your students are placed in real-life scenarios and asked to overcome real-life, month-by-month problems.

Helping students to develop the skills they need to cope with the challenges of adult life it has been rigorously road tested in a wide range of schools throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and is described by Edexcel as “inspirational, aspirational, future-proof and a no-brainer.”

On the day itself, we arrive prior to the start of your timetabled day in order to set up Keep the Cash providing all of the kit needed for your students to take part in an exciting and challenging session. For more information or to book your Keep the Cash day call us on: 07813 166931

We start each session of Keep the Cash by explaining the structure of the day to your students. We take them through their copy of the Keep the Cash Workbook, which sets out the various tasks each team must complete through the course of the day. The Workbook also provides clear examples of what they have to do, as well as the timelines of the day and other important information.

We then give each team three initial tasks which get them working collaboratively on shared problems, the results of which they can share with the whole group. Once this is finished, we are ready to start work on Keep the Cash and we begin the cycle in the month of September, when each team starts its life as a group of independent young adults who have finished full time education, and are preparing for the world of work.

From then until the lunch break each team has to manage their money, deal with debt, make other spending and saving choices, write individual CVs, apply for jobs, attend interviews and build their futures. All this is measured on a month by month basis, as we are keen to mirror the actual processes of the adult world, and the cycle of salary and bills generally work on a month by month basis.

The afternoon session sees students putting these skills into practice as they work together to overcome the different problems we set them. They use the knowledge they have gathered during the earlier part of the day to improve their performance as they work towards their chosen goals.

In the final part of the session we review the work of the group, looking again at key learning topics and objectives, before announcing which team has succeeded in building the most sustainable lifestyle.

Keep the Cash gives students a clear understanding of the link between what they aspire to and what they need to do to make those aspirations a reality. The programme is highly interactive – no student is left behind – and the collaborative nature that comes from working in teams creates a fantastic sense of camaraderie among your students. The competitive aspect of the day also adds to the sense of drama and excitement.

We would be delighted to explain how we can help your students flourish from a lifelong life skills and financial perspective.

To find out more on how to book a Keep the Cash day for your school, please call us now on 0151 601 3029, email [email protected] or fill in the Online Enquiry form below. Let us know how many students you have and when you would like the session to take place, to ensure availability on your preferred date(s).