Scratch x Financial Literacy:
Planning for the Future

Financial education is more than dollars and cents. It’s about establishing better spending habits, instilling confidence, and equipping the next generation with theskills to pursue big financial goals with minimal risk.

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TITLE:

Scratch x Financial Literacy:

Planning for the Future

DATE:

8th September 2022

15th November 2022

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:

  • Lower Primary : Primary 1to Primary 3

  • Upper Primary : Primary 4 to Primary 6

  • The above categories are OPEN to the PUBLIC as well

  • Participants may compete individually or in groups of 2 maximum.

PRIZES:

  • Cash Vouchers

  • Digital Certificates

 

REGISTRATION FEE: 

  • SGD50 per team

VENUE:

  • Online

COMPETITION TIMELINE:

  • 1st July: Registration Opens

  • 7th July: Release of competition guidelines 

  • 30th September: Closure of registration date 

  • 30th October: Submission of Video Entry 

  • 16th November: Announcement of Winners 

 

COMPETITION RULES 

 

Scratch Competition Rules

v1.1 pdf

BACKGROUND

What is financial literacy?  

Financially literate consumers not only manage money with more confidence, but also have a better chance of handling the inevitable ups and downs of their financial lives by understanding how to prevent and manage issues as they arise.

 

That can mean keeping a close eye on their bank and credit card accounts so they're aware of potential fraud as soon as possible, or being able to recover from a costly unexpected car repair quickly thanks to ample cash savings. On the other hand, financial literacy can help consumers save diligently for things that matter to them, such as a vacation or their child's college education. 

 

Here are some ways how being financially literate can change your life: 

  • Understanding of how much you earn and spend.  

  • Financial stability — Repay and avoid debt. 

  • Protect yourself from debt and bankruptcy.  

  • Work towards a secure retirement.

CHALLENGE

Students will be tasked to create a game with an engaging storyline and activities that elaborate on, or revolves around fundamental financial literacy concepts. A focus onto 1-2 key concepts is encouraged for clarity of thought. As a starting point, some guiding questions are:

  • What is the time value of money?

  • Why is planning to investing early the best path to achieve your goals?

  • What is the difference between stocks and funds?

  • How does budgeting work?

  • What is the relationship between risk and reward?

  • How does diversification of investments reduce risk?