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SMART$ is a Theatre-in-Education interactive performance designed to provoke thinking and conversation around every day financial decisions and opportunities impacting young people.

Designed for Year 9 - 11 students, SMART$ combines theatre and workshop elements to encourage audience input and engagement.

The performance tells the story of three young people as they navigate various everyday financial decisions. It demonstrates the potential impacts of decisions including savings, deferred payment schemes, credit card use and KiwiSaver.

By telling a story that is relevant to young people through actors that they can relate to, students explore the learning points and feel comfortable contributing to the workshop elements and further discussion.

SMART$ was launched in May 2020, and is currently touring secondary schools nationwide.

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SMART$ is free to schools thanks to support from PMG Charitable Trust.

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