Corneli Pupils Win Credit Unions of Wales Film Award
A group of budding young filmmakers received the VIP treatment at the Senedd this week after winning a top prize in the Credit Unions of Wales School Partner competition.
Pupils from Corneli Primary School produced an award-winning film that highlighted the importance of their school savers club.
The schoolfriends enjoyed a tour of the Welsh government building and a special presentation ceremony thanks to Jane Hutt AM, the Patron of Credit Unions of Wales.
Jane Hutt AM said: “School Savings Schemes are a fun way to help children understand personal finance while also helping them develop their numeracy skills.
“This method of saving has a positive impact on young people by creating a good financial ethos for the future while also allowing them to develop basic accounting, book-keeping, teamwork, record-keeping and organisational skills.”
Winners of the School Partner Competition received trophies for designing a poster or making a film celebrating their school saver schemes.
Corneli Primary School’s film was shown in the foyer of the Senedd during their visit and will also appear on the Credit Unions of Wales website and other social media channels.
Headteacher Adrian Mills added: “The skill of ‘saving for the future’ is such an important one for the financial wellbeing of all pupils.
“This will hopefully help to establish positive financial management patterns for their futures. Saving also gives a real context for developing a host of important numeracy skills.”
The event at the Senedd also coincided with the launch of the Credit Union School Partner mark to be used by all schools who work in partnership with a credit union to promote savings.
Nicola Field, General Manager of Bridgend Lifesavers Credit Union said: “Teaching children how to save from an early age is an important lesson for their long-term financial wellbeing.
“Having a savings account makes children understand the value of money and can encourage them to develop positive financial habits as they grow up.
“That’s why Credit Unions of Wales wanted more pupils to celebrate their School Saver Clubs in a creative way.”
To find out more about school saver schemes view here