Kerry Schools Invited To Enter Competition With €25,000 Top Prize

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Bank of Ireland Youth Ambassador James Patrice is pictured at the launch of the Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge, with students Katie Farmer (15) from Castleknock and Colin Eiffe (13) from Rathcoffey.

THE Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge was launched today and Kerry schools are invited to take part with a chance of winning €25,000.

This is a new secondary school competition that will see students learn essential Financial Wellbeing skills while competing for the chance to win the top prize for their school.

There will be 18 regional finals across the country with the Grand Final in Citywest in April 2020. The Kerry regional final takes place on December 12th at Killarney Convention Centre.

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The Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge has been designed in conjunction with business studies teachers and Financial Wellbeing experts.

Students will first learn about the core elements of financial wellbeing like spending, saving, earning, credit and debt.

The second part of the day will put their new skills to the test in a fun and interactive quiz with eight rounds of money-related questions and conundrums. Two schools with the highest score from each regional final will compete in the Grand Final.

Each school can put forward up to three teams for one of eighteen regional finals hosted by James Patrice which will take place between November 2019 and February 2020.

Principals and teachers can find out more about the competition and register to take part by visiting Early registration is advised as places are limited.

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