The Bank of England offers free workshops to schools across Scotland

As the United Kingdom’s central bank, the Bank of England is committed to providing schools across the entire UK with free, high quality teaching resources and exciting initiatives. The bank wants to support teachers and help students in their understanding of our work and the economy in general.

Earlier this year, the Bank of England unveiled EconoME, its free programme of high quality downloadable teaching resources to support students in their understanding of the work of the Bank and the UK economy in general. EconoME is accredited by the PSHE Association and Young Money and designed to have clear links to the Scottish curriculum programmes of National 5 Economics, Health and Wellbeing/Social Studies, and Mathematics.

EconoME is a resource for teachers of pupils aged 11-16. It provides a range of engaging classroom resources that aims to provide young people with the economic awareness and analytical skills needed to make informed decisions over some of the big choices they face. EconoME uses real-world examples and best-practice strategies from experts at the Bank of England. The three lesson plans use interactive activities, films, a glossary, colourful visual guides and complete teachers guidance to enable you to deliver the material with confidence.

You can register for the free EconoME resources here.

The Bank of England also offers all UK secondary schools a free one-hour visit from one of its staff to talk to your students about what the Bank of England does, how the economy works and to answer any questions.

The Bank of England’s talks are suitable for all secondary school students (S1-S6) and are tailored to the audience.

It aims to help teachers bring the economy to life; to improve students’ understanding and sometimes aid exam preparation. The talks may even inspire some of your students to consider a career in economics or finance, or maybe at the Bank of England!

Your school doesn’t have to be in Edinburgh or Glasgow. The Bank of England will travel to the Shetland Isles, Stranraer, Lewis or Lockerbie!  Have a look at the interactive map to see the locations of some of the 150 schools across the UK that the bank has visited so far this year.

To find out more and to apply to have one of our staff visit to your school, please complete the online application form here.

Let the Bank of England bring the economy to life in your classroom.