Economics can be confusing. Even the most interesting facts on the economy can become complicated if they’re with jargon. And with economic concepts affecting the decisions we make it’s vital these are explained in a way people will understand.
This year, the Bank of England launched a new educational schools resource ‘EconoME’, which teaches children economics in a fun and visual way. The Bank also started a school visit scheme, where staff members visit schools around the country to give talks on what we do and explain about what’s happening in the economy.
We’ve worked with the talented illustrator Rod Hunt to create a visually appealing poster, using his amazing ability to create colourful and busy cities.
WELCOME TO MONEYVILLE - A journey around the UK’s economy.
Welcome on-board. On this trip, you’ll discover how different parts
of the economy compare – from the richest people in the UK to property
and Bitcoin. First stop: The Bank of England. Every time banks send
each other money, for example when you pay for something
electronically, it travels through us. That’s over £155,000,000,000,000
a year, or seven times everything else on the map added together.
By keeping a close eye on Moneyville, we help the economy stay on track.
This infographic is helping to compare the huge amounts of money, billions and trillions of pounds, in the UK economy. We wanted to make the numbers come to life in a visually engaging way and to encourage students to spend time exploring the infographic.
We’ve even included five well-known people for children to see if they can spot.
So far, over 200 copies of the poster in A1 and A3 format have been given to classrooms in more than 50 schools around the UK, to help students (and teachers) to understand more about the UK's economy.