Commonwealth Bank Start Smart Virtual Workshops

An interactive, online financial literacy teaching resource, designed exclusively to meet the needs of primary and secondary students in rural and regional communities across Australia, the Commonwealth Bank Foundation StartSmart Virtual Workshop changes the way young people learn about money.

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The Smart Start Virtual Workshops are a series of five interactive financial literacy lessons aimed at primary school & secondary school students. The lessons aim to give students an understanding of the history of money in Australia, how to balance needs vs wants, how to set and stick to a budget, types of work available to them after they leave school and how to pick a purchase that is right for them and their situation.

Working with Changelabs (Australia’s leading behavioral change agency), we were involved in this project through all stages of production – from initial concepts and design, through to production, animation, interactive functionality and delivery. We then later collaborated on some additional promotional materials. These lessons are now in use on digital interactive whiteboards within schools across regional and rural Australia.

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