School Saver Competition Winners Announced
Gifted young artists and filmmakers used their creative talents to highlight the importance of saving regularly for a Credit Unions of Wales competition.
The winners of the School Partner Competition were announced at the Senedd by Jane Hutt AM, Patron of Credit Unions of Wales.
Pupils and teachers were treated to a VIP tour of the Senedd before trophies were presented to the winners who entered any three categories to design a poster or make a film celebrating their school saver club.
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.”
The visit 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.
Winners included pupils of Corneli Primary School in Bridgend who worked collaboratively to produce a “My School Saver Club” which was shown in the foyer of the Senedd during the visit.
The film will be featured on the Credit Unions of Wales website, social media and shared with other credit unions and schools. View it here.
The second category invited entrants from two age groups to design a poster which will be reproduced and used to promote school saver schemes in Wales.
The winner of the 4-7 year old category was Dylan Davies from Year 3 in Penyfai Church in Wales Primary School, Bridgend.
Eight-year-old Lola Holmes from Llanyrafon Primary School near Cwmbran won the 7-11 year old category.
Claire Savage, Policy Officer of the Credit Unions of Wales added: “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