“J’invite un banquier dans ma classe” is a board game which takes one hour to play and is led by the teacher. A guest banker is present to answer pupils’ questions. The game, designed by a ludologue2 teacher for children aged 8 to 11, places them in real-life situations where they must make decisions regarding money and their first purchases.
The FBF’s regional committees will send bankers to around 100 year 4 and year 5 junior classes in France, upon invitation and written confirmation by head teachers. This project takes place under a clearly defined ethical framework and is strictly non-commercial.
The impact of this initiative on the pupils’ knowledge and behaviour will be assessed by the Agence nouvelle des solidarités actives (ANSA)3.
Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, Chief Executive Officer of the FBF, stated: “Money counts! Budgets and money play a fundamental role in civic education. School, in relation with the family setting, is the best place to learn. With “J’invite un banquier dans ma classe” and the participation of bankers organised by our regional committees, we are contributing to providing everyone, from a very early age, with tools to manage their budget responsibly“.
Further information regarding this event and the board game can be found in the appendix or on the following website: www.unbanquierdansmaclasse.com
For almost 15 years, the French Banking Federation has developed a financial education scheme that has been highly acclaimed by the associative sector called “Les Clés de la banque” (Keys to Banking). Over 4.6 million visitors consulted the www.lesclesdelabanque.com website in 2015 and half a million mini-guides were distributed.
1 European Money Week is an initiative led by the European Banking Federation since 2015 (www.europeanmoneyweek.eu).
2 A person who creates games for the media.
3 This French active solidarity agency is a not-for profit organisation created in January 2006 by Martin Hirsch and Benoît Genuini, to promote and implement local experimental and innovative measures to fight poverty and exclusion in cooperation with public authorities, organisations and companies.
Press release – Second annual "J'invite un banquier dans ma classe" initiative: more than 100 financial education workshops aimed at helping pupils aged 8 to 11 manage their money