Testimonials

 

What our teachers, parents and children are saying

Headteacher, Kerry Thomas

“Children’s financial management is very important and tackling the challenge faced by many to manage money successfully is critical for the borough’s young people getting the right skills to go forward in the future.”

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Parent

My 10 year old and (advanced) 7 year old rated it 9 and 9.5 out of 10 for informativeness and for fun respectively. I found it intuitive, Mike Pavitt LLB, FABRP

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Children

"I found the game really fun because it helps one with the handling of money and it shows how to solve realistic problems. .."

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Other teachers

I would highly recommend this game as a really useful resource for Years 7 and 8, in particular, both as a learning tool and as a stepping off point for additional financial awareness education."

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Amraja, 11.

I found the game really fun because it helps one with the handling of money and it shows how to solve realistic problems.

Ify, 11.

I enjoyed the game especially because doing workings was really fun

Dimeji, age 11.

It uses real life scenarios to teach us about the consequences of neglecting a bill

Domas, age 10.

It made me learn new things that our parents use money for and how to be wise with money. Domas, age 10.

Rhian, 12

I’ve learnt so many ways of saving money through this game. .

Sid, 12

I found the game stressful yet fun to play with others. 

Edward, age 11.
  • It teaches us the consequences of misusing money. 
Charlie, 11.

It’s helpful as it helps with Maths skills.

Zahra

It helps you learn from your mistakes. Zahra

Logan 11

The game is very  educational. 

Sahra, 15

"I have learnt how to think smart in this world"

Faith, 16

"Its a nice game, encourages people to talk and interact and socialise with one another" 

Roseline, 16

"It is a good interactive game which makes us talk and apply a lot of maths"

Moki, 16

"I played money wise for the first time and I found it very interesting and fun and can relate the questions to everyday life"

Juanita, 16

"To think smart and to use money wisely"

Parents...

Mum of 2, Vee

"Its a personal finance toolkit, in normal speak that kids can understand, its brilliant. I like the fact you set goal and it creates discussion about money, and makes people think... " Vee (Old Mutual Wealth, Director)

Parent

“I have enjoyed and will be happy to come again…”

Parent

Well done, but I found it confusing, Please come back so I can learn more…”

Sharon, parent

Mum of Emily  said the game is mind provoking game

Parent
“A very useful program, would really benefit from more events like one…Thank you :-)” parent
Parent

“Much better than I expected, lots of fun + makes you think about your #budget + how you can save + #spend without going over budget. Would love to learn more + do a full session”

L. Taylor (parent)

“Really enjoyed initial introduction made me think more about how best to use my money. Would like more sessions” L. Taylor (parent)

Sharon (parent)

“Learnt a lot, very good, hope you will come back again as I am looking into starting my own business, also learnt new terminology.. ” Sharon (parent)

Mike Pavitt LLB, FABRP, Parent

"My 10 year old and (advanced) 7 year old rated it 9 and 9.5 out of 10 for informativeness and for fun respectively. I found it intuitive,.."

Chris

It helps  you talk about your problems, interaction game, get people talking..

Efe, Parent

I wish I had these lessons when we were growing, it would have reduced the borrowing”

Molly, parent

"We played monopoly like fun not looking at real life; should have been before monopoly"

Hildrif, 44

"good game, very interesting, teaches how to spend money, saving wisely, 

Gifty, Parent

"love it amazing, helps you think; stimulating"

Audrey, parent

I"totally 100% agree with the game for all kids, should be from young not when they get  to 16! My daughter had no idea of anything until she started to purchase her own stuff... 

Teachers / Decision makers...

Councillor Evelyn Carpenter,

“This game is just one way to provide financial literacy experience to boost and enrich young people with essential life skills using maths as part of the citizen curriculum.

Darren Rodwell, Leader, Barking&D

“My youngest son said it was Awesome, interesting and something that all the family can enjoy. I think we take it for granted that our children will just naturally understand financial matters but parents and teachers should take a lead in helping young people make sound financial decisions. .."

Anna Moody, Maths teacher at Jo R said,

 “Our pupils were engaged with the game and found it both educational and entertaining.  It is still a game in progress and our pupils provided some useful feedback and suggested some changes.”

Patricia Adom, Teacher

"They think they are playing but they are learning!"

Thomas, 37

"They need quality time. I am 37 and I still enjoy the game" 28/01/16

Clinton, 38

"good game in company, encourages one another"

Thomas,

“great many things in other games are not relevant to life; something that builds skills and knowledge. Aim get hold of life and learn about the times we live in" 

Hildrif, 44

"the game provokes thinking! I enjoy board game because o fits interactions. I also like mathematical aspects of it"

Mike, 43

"very informative , although designed with young people in mind, It crosses that age boundary. as a 43 year old man, I never envisaged that I would enjoyed that much. however I was surprised as the game was able to educate me on the basic things about household expenditures. I wish I had that opportunity when growing up and learned h ow to manage my finances at an early age,. Nevertheless, we have bMoneywize to bridge that gap!!"

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3 comments on “Testimonials”

  1. playitsave Reply

    “I can see how to engage people with this, its an argumentative game. It is a simple game that makes people think! It’s an interactive game that gets people talking.” Chris Scott, Adult

  2. Patricia Reply

    “they think they are playing but they are learning!” Maths Teacher, P. Adom, Pry School

  3. Arinola Reply

    Thanks for coming to demonstrate. The children really enjoyed the game

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